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

September 26 will be the field trip to the Kern County Museum.

Make sure to attend the Educational Presentation at the annex on September 18. Mike McCoy, the Executive Director of the Kern County Museum will be the speaker.

So…the Historical Society is going to go and check out all the new construction that has been happening at the museum and all the other great exhibits. The tour will be led by Lori Wear, Curator of Collections. There will be a charge at the museum. Don’t miss out on this field trip! We will leave the Senior Center at 9:00 a.m. for those who need a ride, or wish to share, otherwise the group will meet you at the Kern County Museum at 10:00 a.m. to noon on September 26. Please let me know, JoAnne, if you plan to attend or have questions.

Are you interested in forming a group to go to the Petroglyphs in October or November? Maturango Museum gives special tours, so maybe we could have our own. The cost would be $60 for non-members. Read on their website about the tour and see if you would like to go.

JoAnne Johnson