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Membership in the Kern County Historical Society is open to all persons who are interested in history and Kern County history in particular. An annual membership begins on July 1st and continues to June 30th.

Join the Kern County Historical Society today and enjoy these exciting member benefits:

  • Annual subscription to our newsletter The Kern Grapevine
  • Annual subscription to our quarterly publication Historic Kern
  • A 10% discount on all publications purchased from the Kern County Historical Society
  • Invitations to all meetings, field trips and events
  • Participation in a growing county-wide network of persons and organizations committed to preserving Kern County’s rich heritage.

Meetings and field trips of the Kern County Historical Society are held monthly from September through May, with the exception of December. The meetings feature speakers on subjects pertaining to county history, historical sites, and Kern lore. The Kern County Historical Society continues to believe the past is the light that will illuminate our future. Please join us in our efforts to preserve and present our county’s rich and diverse history.

Yearly membership fees are:

  • Individual – $20.00
  • Family – $30.00
  • Life – $200.00 per person (applicable to persons 50 years of age or older)
  • Organization – $30.00
  • Business – $50.00

Download Membership Application [pdf]

Thank you to our Business and Organization members!

Business Members

Five and Dime Antique Mall

Cay Health Foods

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Tim Hay

Rankin Ranch
Organization Members

Native Daughters of the Golden West, El Tejon Parlor No. 239