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

Saturday, May 19, Mike Morgan and friends will demonstrate old-time tractors, hit-and-miss engines and much more.

The Nuui Cunni will be showing their timeless arts and crafts. In case you haven’t noticed, we are still surrounded by the same gold-filled mountains of long ago.

Our local rock hound club will have displays of rock art and gold mining.

Learn what you can and, if you feel lucky, get out there! You might strike it big!

The Dutch oven cookers will be happy to help you to learn to cook with a Dutch oven.  Show up with your recipe, groceries, and Dutch oven and start cooking.

The Forest Service will have a display covering 100 years in the KRV.

Sunday, May 20, will feature music in the Pack Station. Pat Seamount of Out of the Blue is putting together a super program. The Kern River Band ukulele group and others will be performing.

If you want to participate, call me, it is going to be a fun weekend. 


Rich Burdge