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.

Location

49 Big Blue Road
PO Box 651
Kernville, CA 93238

(760) 376-6683

 

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THE MUSEUM AND ANNEX ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED THROUGH THE END OF APRIL DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS SITUATION.

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USUAL HOURS (WHEN THE MUSEUM REOPENS):
10 am to 4 pm
Thursday through Sunday

We are regularly closed:
New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Admission is Free

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What's Happening in APRIL 2020 - Please see CALENDAR

This month, I’d like to thank a bunch of people for various things they’ve done since the pandemic began. First off, I’d like to thank John Newman, Roy Fluhart and Ron Anderson for all of their work on displays. They’ve been building warriors! I’d also like to thank Gene Verbeet for printing and mounting more pictures and plaques than I can count. His expertise has given us some very professional looking displays! I need to thank Bill Best for making rustic frames for some of the pictures. They are awesome! Big thanks to Charlie Gregory for helping with the wallpaper and putting things back together. She has also served as my idea gal when I need ideas. Thank you, Highland Chapel, for the Vaughn Bell. It is such a great addition to the museum. Also, I need to thank Kelso Creek Maintenance for taking it down and moving it. Thank you so much to Mike McCoy and to the Kern County Museum for the new printing press and for delivering it to us! It was one of two printing presses at the Kern County Museum. One is in their Havilah Courier Building in Pioneer Village. The one that they presented to us has been in storage for a long time. It is a beauty! Eddi Looy helped John and Roy to prepare a space for it. Finally, thank you Robert McHenry of Ridgecrest for the donation of the 1845 antique Pepper Box pistol. It is a sixshooter and is in wonderful condition! Please, if you see these folks out and about, thank them. They have really transformed our Museum!