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


Our town has recently been invaded by SUMMER! It’s actually here, and now we have to sharpen up and be alert! It seems during the summer months we are inundated by “Children” and “Excited Tourists” and “People who don’t speak English”!

So it is up to US to keep them happy. Turn on the charm, and tell them short stories, watch the children, and be sure and show them things like our glowing rocks, the telephones they can use to talk to each other, the little pony and anything else you can think of! We are short on docents because of several taking vacations, having visitors, moving away and such, so GET READY to be called on a lot unless...we can find some new docents!

You know those friends of yours that always say what fun it sounds like at the museum? Why not bring them to work with you for a day and get them involved? We have lots of empty spots to fill! Enjoy those visitors! They really love you!

Vicki Middleworth