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

Artful Paper, is the theme for the Show in March.  Artists have been using collage...

since the early 1900s when Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso transformed the painting world with Cubism.

The artists in “Artful Paper” capture the innovative spirit of collage by assembling striking pieces out of re-appropriated images and found materials.

Artists David Cook, Estelle Beigel and Patricia Moitra will take you step by step into understanding the art-making technique called “collage.”

Join us for a reception Saturday, March 3rd 4-6 PM at the Museum.  

To all photographers who are members of the museum: If you would like to participate in a “creative” image show with a group of other members to be held in May 2018 in the museum. Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (See your Saddlebag) before March 10, 2018.

 Patricia Moitra