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

For this summer’s second showing of old movies fully or partially shot here in the Kern River Valley, we are presenting an old western titled “Black Aces” starring Buck Jones.

Produced in 1937, this old shoot-em-up is truly a B-rated western. It is corny, in black and white, missing some footage, and fun to watch. Yellow Jacket Mountain and an old rope foot bridge across the Kern River are in this movie.

There is more of our 1937 valley to see. Don’t miss out. See you at the Pack Station, behind the Museum, on Wednesday, August 8, at 8:00 p.m., where sodas are still 50 cents and popcorn is a nickel.

Ron Anderson