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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.

Downtown Walking Tour With Ken Hooper @ Mexicali Restaurant
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join BHS Archiving teacher Ken Hooper for a walking tour of interesting historical landmarks in around downtown Bakersfield. The tour will begin and end at the Mexicali restaurant, so participants are invited to enjoy a lunch on their own at the Mexicali. Please do not park in the Mexicali parking lot. 

This event is free to Kern County Historical Society members. Non-members’ charge is $10.00 and $5.00 for students.

The KCHS will have a check in table with name tags and a current membership roster.   If groups of students are in local history school clubs, they can walk for free.  (Please email the Kern County Historical Society so we can recognize your advisor and local history club name.)