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

Showing in the museum for August 2018 is the art of Elissa Beckham.

Beckham is a fun and creative artist in the Kern River Valley. She creates whimsical art for the joyful and light hearted. Beckham loves to create whimsical art with her five beautiful children. She thrives to inspire them to grow to be creative and express themselves through art. Beckahm loves the childlike essence in each watercolor.

There is an innocent poetry to whimsical art. They can tell tales, or they can leave the story-telling up to the viewer. Either way, whimsical art delights and enchants, weaving a charming and spirited path through our imaginations.

Beckham is excited to welcome guests to be delighted at the Kern Valley Art Museum.

The opening reception will be Friday, August 3, 2018, from 4-6 p.m.



Patricia Moitra