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 have been working on a great field trip but have not been able to finalize the activity for May, but keep your eyes and ears open because it just might happen, and we will need to send out information on mailing list or Facebook, etc.

So make your own field trip to the Sirretta Street Sale, in which the Historical Society will be selling lots of great things, and check out all the great old cars at the Rotary Car Show. And definitely come to History Days May 19 and 20. Support your museum!

Make Your Own Field Trip:

Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Kern County Museum, check out the last lecture of Spring, Plague in the Boomtowns: The Spanish Influenza in Bakersfield and Kern County. $10 admission. At the Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest, there is a photographic exhibit on the Pacific Crest Trail. The exhibit is presented by Bob Steele, a renowned photographer, who, with his wife, spent 5 months on the trail in 2016. And the museum has a great field trip to the Southern Owens Valley on Saturday,

May 12. Check out all the secret places along the way from Olancha to Manzanar led by Janet Westbrook. $30 for non-members, and two for $50. An all day field trip. Information on the Maturango Museum website.

And finally, the CA Science Center, Los Angeles. The 100th Anniversary of the discovery of the King Tut Tomb with the largest King Tut

JoAnne Johnson