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 Kern Valley Museum from October 14 to November 18 is the artwork of Chris Quinnert. Chris has been painting “Space Art” for 40 years and photography of the area for just as many.

“In 1973 I was given a small telescope. My interest blossomed into the stars, galaxies, planets and the moon. I then began to paint ‘Space Art’ in acrylics. It can border on fantasy art as well,” said Quinnert.

“My landscape paintings are in oil, inspired by the Hudson School of the northeast U.S. area. These paintings range from 1800-1880. They portray a natural viewing and seeing, being immersed in nature itself.

“The photography came about by hiking around our local area in meadows, creeks, with a camera in hand, this being a 35mm camera.

The prints of these I use for inspiration for my paintings.” Reception will be held at the museum on October 20, 4-6 p.m. Do come to meet and talk with the artist.

There will be a change in the length of hanging times. In the future, some art shows will be showing for 6 weeks. It takes a lot of effort and cost for an artist to hang a show, so it seems only reasonable to let the artist’s work be on view for 24 days instead of 16 days. Therefore, David Cook’s show will be continued until October 14. 

Patricia Moitra