"PRESERVING KERN RIVER VALLEY'S HERITAGE FOR
modest beginning in 1967, the Kern River Valley Historical Society has
continually grown in membership and responsibility as caretakers of Kern River
Valley culture and heritage. The KRVHS is a non profit group of caring members
and dedicated volunteers who devote hundreds of hours to collecting, preserving
and presenting the areas precious treasures through time.
many properties in its keeping, KRVHS also acts as the management, maintenance
& supporting force for Kern Valley Museum and Walker House. Archives and
spectacular displays interpreting the rich and complex social, cultural and
economic history of the Kern River Valley are offered to visitors without
charge. Through its exhibits, publications, and programs, we may trace who and
what we are, how we achieved our distinct identity, and what unique
contributions we make to the region and state.
extraordinary and proud history of local Native Americans (Tubatulabul and
Kawaiisu), the resilient gold miners, hardy loggers and pioneering
ranchers, with colorful places such as Keysville, Onyx, Johnsondale, Whiskey
Flat, and Kernville - the Kern River Valley Historical Society educates all
generations about our past as well as present.
Every Year in May for our