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 June 26 general meeting of the Kern Valley Historical Society will feature Sam Ames, Sambarn Promotions, the promoters of the 30th Annual Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Race, in the Keyesville Recreation Area.

Ames will share a brief history of mountain biking and its origins in California and tell how the Keyesville Classic became an event. Purpose of the event goes beyond “racing”, it is a gathering of friends and fellow mountain bike enthusiasts that is just as much fun to watch as to ride in.

It includes short track and downhill, food, drinks, live music Saturday night and a dinner, free camping, a raffle and is fun for the whole family.

Don’t miss this informative meeting June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center in Lake Isabella.

Hal Chiprin