2022 Lecture Series

2022 Lecture Series


October 19

The Southern Pacific Depot: Saving the Landmark and a Community 

Join Stephen Montgomery as he discusses the future of the historic Southern Pacific Depot in East Bakersfield and its relationship to the community of Old Town Kern. While working for the Southern Pacific Railroad, Stephen worked in plan production for a number of local architects, contractors and private clients. He has lobbied successfully for the preservation of historic buildings in our community.

November 9

Tejon RanchThe Land of Many Uses” 

Established in 1843 as a Mexican land grant, Tejon Ranch has seen its share of trappers, settlers, outlaws and soldiers, as well as stagecoach lines and a short-lived US Camel Corps. Historic pioneers such as Jedediah Smith, Kit Carson and John C. Fremont explored Tejon’s frontier. With additional land grant purchases by founder General Edward Fitzgerald Beale, an explorer and historic California figure, the Ranch grew. Barry Zoeller, the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for Tejon Ranch, will share with us the incredible history of the ranch 

December 7

“A Western Destiny; The Lives of the Kern Brothers” 

Edward, Benjamin and Richard Kern left their comfortable family home in Philadelphia in the 1840’s to explore the Rocky Mountains and the newly opened West. Their lives of adventure, new vistas and tragedy are symbolic of Western Expansion. Dr. Mike McCoy, Executive Director of the Kern County Museum, will share the colorful story of the Kern Brothers. 

6pm Standard Schoolhouse at the Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Ave.

The Kern County Museum offers lectures for adults on the first and third Wednesday in February - May and August - November.

All lectures take place at the Kern County Museum’s Standard School at 6:00 pm

$10 admission
$5 student admission
Free for Museum members.

For More Information Call 661-437-3330

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