EVENTS



Fall Programming 2017

Unless otherwise noted, the following events are included with paid admission (FREE for KCM Members) to The Kern County Museum. All events are rain or shine. Programs are subject to change without notice. 

First Wednesdays: Dance Nights - Begins at 6 P.M.

  • August 2 - Ballroom/Swing Dancing
  • September 6 - Latin Dancing 
  • October 4 - Country Dancing
  • November 1 - Zumba

Second Wednesdays: Historical Lecture Series - Begins at 6 P.M.

  • August 9 - Two Days That Shook Kern County: The 65th Anniversary of the 1952 Earthquakes
  • September 13 - The Ku Klux Klan in Kern County
  • October 11 - The Photographs of Christian A. Nelson: 1889-1913
  • November 8 - Bakersfield's "Map to the Stars" Homes

Third Wednesdays: Artifacts Come to Life Series - Begins at 6 P.M.

  • August 16 - Colonel Thomas Baker
  • September 27 - California Indian Artifacts: Charmstones, Shamans, and Warfare
  • October 18 - The 'Oh Be Joyful' Trip from Bakersfield to Mt. Whitney 1883-1904
  • November 15 - World War I: The War to End All Wars

Kids Saturdays - Begins at 2 P.M.

  • September 2 - STEAM Day
  • September 16 - STEAM Day
  • September 23 - Skillz Day
  • September 30 - Photo Safari
  • October 7 - STEAM Day
  • October 14 - Skillz Day
  • October 21 - STEAM Day
  • October 28 - Sugar Skull Decorating
  • November 4 - STEAM Day
  • November 18 - Skillz Day

Guest Lectures

  • August 27 - Timothy Lemucchi, Luigi's: 100 Years Then and Now
  • October 1 - Michael J. Semas Postcard Collection

Off-Site Tours

  • September 30 - Union Cemetery Tour: The Streets of Bakersfield - 9:00 a.m. Meet-up location will be at Union Cemetery, 730 Potomac Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307
  • October 28 - Walking Tour of the Bakersfield Tenderloin (East of Chester) - 10:00 a.m. Meet-up location will be at The Five & Dime Antique Mall (Woolworth’s Diner), 1400 19th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Special Events