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General meetings of the Kern County Historical Society are held monthly between September and May, with the exception of December. The meetings feature speakers on subjects pertaining to county history, historical sites, and Kern lore. Field trips are led by experts well acquainted with the sites. Meetings and field trips are open to members, guests, and the general public. Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month in the Lake Room at the Beale Memorial Library at 5:30pm. Historical Society members are welcome to attend the board meetings.

Oct
19
Sat
Field Trip: Willow Springs and Tropico Gold Mine @ Bakersfield High School--South Harvey Auditorium Parking Lot
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Reservations Are Required
We’ll leave at 8:30 am from Bakersfield High School’s south Harvey Auditorium parking lot on 1241 G Street and travel in two vans to Willow Springs. Walking will be involved so please wear appropriate shoes.
Our tour guide will be Gretchen Winfrey, President of the Antelope Valley Historical Society. At Willow Springs we will be able to go into the old rock buildings. At Tropico, the mine sits on the hillside but we will be able to wander the area below the mine.
 Bring a picnic lunch, the Society will supply bottled water. Van seating is limited to 12 in each van so please reserve your seat soon. The price for transportation is $45.00.
We’ll return to BHS at approximately 3:30 pm.
Nov
16
Sat
Jeffrey Lapides “Passage to El Dorado”
Nov 16 all-day
Jan
18
Sat
Steve Teteak “Lake Isabella Archaeology Study”
Jan 18 all-day
Feb
15
Sat
Christopher Livingston Visit the CSUB Historic Research Center
Feb 15 all-day
Mar
21
Sat
Ken Hooper Hart Park Walking Tour
Mar 21 @ 9:10 pm
Apr
18
Sat
Field Trip: Keene “Cesar Chavez National Monument”
Apr 18 all-day
May
16
Sat
Sandra Hernandez “The Tejon Tribe”
May 16 all-day