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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.

“Military Civil Aviation” by Ron Pierce, Minter Field Museum Chairman of the Board @ Kern County Museum--Fellows Hotel
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ron’s talk will call attention to at least nine different areas of Kern County, both military and civilian, which have played a part in aviation history.

Catered Lunch–12:00. $20 and reservation required.


“Tropico Gold Mine and Willow Springs” by Gretchen Winfrey of the Antelope Valley Historical Society
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details TBA