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

The July 24 meeting will be a special outdoor meeting at the rodeo grounds in Kernville. The program starts at 7 p.m. featuring Reid Hopkins and the One Spade Youth Packers, who help local kids and have won many blue ribbons at the Bishop Mule Days. This program is free and the public is invited and you’re encouraged to bring your kids.

The rodeo grounds are nice and shaded and a breeze blows through in the early evening. The fairground gates open at 5:30 p.m. and you are welcome to bring your own picnic dinner and enjoy picnicking at the fairgrounds. The Historical Society will provide ice cold refreshments. We also invited the Kern River Valley 4-H and the Sheriff’s Activity League. We might have a trick riding cowboy and Roy Rogers, a.k.a. Bill Nolt. So mark your calendar tell your friends and family and be sure to come!

Hal Chiprin