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

There will no field trips for July and August. So go out and enjoy some of the great places near us! Nunni Cunni, or the ghost town.

Take a trip to Bakersfield to the Kern County Museum.

Take a walk through history at the museum with thousands of historical and cultural artifacts that are displayed in more than 56 historical buildings.

Or, if your fancy is dinosaurs, try the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science in downtown Bakersfield.

Sign up for a shark tooth dig for the fall.

Drive just a little farther and check out the Shafter Depot Museum, open on Saturdays, 11-3, and Minter Field Air Museum just off of Highway 99.

And to cool off, take a trip up to the California Hot Springs, to take a dip in their beautiful swimming pool. The Hot Springs was founded in 1882. It is closed on Thursday and located only about an hour and half drive in Giant Sequoia National Monument.

JoAnne Johnson