Since 1931 the Kern County Historical Society has published numerous titles of interest about our rich, interesting and diverse history. On the second Saturday of each month we host a book table at the Five and Dime Antique Mall (1400 19th St, Bakersfield, CA.) Here is a list of books we are currently making available.
Do you enjoy the reading, viewing and studying local history? We do as well. But we are also an organization that does history. We work on enhancing the history of Kern County by adding historic plaques and markers, writing historical articles and publishing books, offering monthly historic programs, and taking field trips around Kern County. We are sustained by our memberships. Please become dues-paying member of the Kern County Historical Society.
The KCHS is a county-wide, nonprofit organization founded in 1931 as an outgrowth of the Society of Kern Pioneers. Today’s membership is open to all persons who are interested in history and Kern County history in particular.
Our current membership includes persons from many diverse occupations as well as retired people and both longtime residents and more recent comers. Supported by membership dues and contributions, the Society is devoted to preserving, publishing, and distributing info related to the history of Kern County.