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.

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The October field trip will be on October 22 to the Film History Museum in Lone Pine, “Where the Real West becomes the Real West.”
The museum has 40 ongoing exhibits containing memorabilia and information about westerns from the earliest days of the silent to some of the latest. Over 650 movies were filmed in the area.
We will spend the morning starting at 10:00 a.m. at the museum, have lunch, and after lunch have a docent-led trip out to the Alabama Hills.
The Hills have been called a living museum. Movies starring “Lone Ranger” Roy Rogers, Tom Mix, Gene Autry and even Clint Eastwood were filmed in the Alabama Hills.
The docent will show us where many of these movies were filmed.
Come join the fun on October 22. We will leave from the Weldon Post Office at 8:15 a.m. sharp.
The cost is $12.50 per person, includes the entrance into the museum and the trip out to the Alabama Hills.
There are lots of places to eat lunch, but my favorite is the Alabama Hills Café. Please call or email  Joanne (see your Saddlebag) to make your reservation.
JoAnne Johnson