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

I am concerned about our membership numbers. All organizations need new memberships in order to grow and stay alive.

With new memberships we get new ideas, new energy, and those who will lead us as time goes by. Without new members, organizations eventually get smaller and older, resulting in things not getting done because there are not enough volunteers. We must make sure this is not our future.

I am asking you to help our society by asking friends, family, neighbors, anyone you can think of who might be interested in becoming a part of our great historical society. As you know, we offer a lot in return: our outstanding museum and annex, monthly programs, field trips, educational classes, old time movies, special events, friendships, and a place to belong.