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

We had a busy Whiskey Flat weekend! We were in the parade...

and our Graham truck won first place in the Vintage Vehicle category.  The Curmudgeons put on an art show and music fest at the Annex.

The museum’s limited edition prints at the museum were a huge success. Thank you, Gene Verbeet, for printing and matting them!

We even presented a movie fundraiser at the Kernville Elementary School. And, let’s not forget, our museum with our dedicated docents stayed open all that weekend. Whew!

May is going to be here before we know it, and it’s going to be another busy month. Saturday, May 5, we will be at the Sirretta Street Yard Sale, so start saving items for us to sell. On Thursday, May 17, the Masons will place a cornerstone and time capsule at the Annex.

Of course, a time capsule creates a problem: Just what should go into a time capsule that will be opened in 100 years? Help us. We welcome your suggestions. (E-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

Finally, May 19 and 20 are History Days. Add to all of this our general meeting, field trip, and education class, and it will be a busy, busy month.

Your learning-the-ropes president,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ron Anderson