The Kern River Valley Historical Society is celebrating over 50 years of operation! Our mission is to preserve and communicate the rich and colorful history of this region. The Kern Valley Museum in downtown Kernville, next to the Post Office, welcomes visitors to explore our rich history.

What's Happening

After taking a break for the holidays, the Annex Team is back at work...

We recently had a discussion about when we could open for the public. Since we are not likely to be finished any time soon, and we are getting more and more requests for information, we decided to go ahead and open in February.

We will have a grand opening on February 10, at 10:30 a.m. We will give a brief introduction to the annex and our policies and procedures.

We will give one last tour of the facility (the back room will be closed to all but our workers.) Then we will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here’s some great news that I just had to share! At the last Educational Seminar, an anonymous donor left an envelope with $1,000 in the annex donation box! Needless to say, the team was THRILLED! That same day, our treasurer got another anonymous donation of $2,000 for the annex!

To both of our generous donors, we’d like to say “THANK YOU!” We will put your donations to good use. We’re finding that we go through archival materials much faster than we’d ever imagined! 

Dianna Anderson