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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.

ROAD TRIP–Kern County’s West Side
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us on a day trip to awesome historic points of interest at Kern County’s West Side. Among the points of interest, West Kern Oil Museum, Lakeview Gusher monument, McKittrick Tar Pits monument, etc. We will have lunch at the renowned Penny Bar in McKittrick (it was featured on a Huell Howser California’s Gold program).

We will start at 8 am from Bakersfield High School (BHS) at G Street and ride in 2 vans. Please come early to check in. We will return to BHS around 4pm.

Cost per member for ride: $35.00.

Lunch is to be paid at the member’s expense.

Space is limited, please RSVP your spot soon.


We hope you’ll enjoy this Easter treat from the Kern County Historical Society



“Clarence Cullimore” @ Kern County Museum
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

Speaker: Chris Livingston

Details TBA