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 are always looking for new docents, and this time of year is the perfect time for YOU to join us! We don’t have as many visitors in the autumn and winter months, so it’s a great time to learn about our museum.

We have more time to share stories and if your new you can come in and follow one of our “older and wiser” docents around and learn the ropes! If you just remember it only takes 3 hours of your time a month, look at your calendar and see those empty spots with nothing to do on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and you will realize you could contribute “yourself” to help us out!

The Historical Society is such a great place to make friends and working at the museum is the very BEST WAY!

Vicki Middleworth