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

We extended the exhibit of whiskey flasks. They honored St. Patrick’s Day in March. Thank you Steve Passarelli for sharing your collection.

April will bring an exhibit of vintage oil lamps by Don Chapman.

Belated ‘thank yous’ to Eleanore Fahey for her display of beaded evening bags in December and the Batalaans for their exhibit of advertising buttons in January.

Please call Linda Thurm if you have a collection to share.

Linda Thurm