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Lecture Series

Zion Missionary Baptist Church- A Legacy of Faith

Wednesday, Sept. 16th 
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church has been around for over 100 years!
Please join us as Pamela Smith speaks about their long-standing legacy in the Bakersfield area and the impact they have had on the community!

History of Kern County through Postcards

Wednesday, Oct. 10th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come learn the history of Kern County through postcards! Stan Wilson’s one of a kind collection tells the story of Bakersfield and the surrounding areas in the county!
The images and stories that accompany them will blow you away as Stan explains what they are and what’s there today. Guaranteed you’ll learn something about your very own backyard!

Haunted Places in Kern County

Wednesday, Oct. 21st
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

So many ghost stories surround this valley- come help us sort fact from fiction!

Presented by Curator of Collections, Bethany Rice.

A View From Ridge Route

Wednesday, Nov. 4th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ever wonder about the Grapevine or what it looked like before all those freeways were in place? Bonnie Kane can answer all your questions and more about the legendary Ridge Route that ran from Bakersfield to Los Angeles!
With a lifetime of research (and a few books) behind her, she will be at the Kern County Museum to show us what it’s all about!

Government Camps and Public Buildings: The New Deal Landscape of the Southern San Joaquin Valley, 1933-1942

Wednesday, Nov. 18th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


More info coming soon!
Presented by Douglas Dodd.

The Kern Brothers- A Western Destiny

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Benjamin, Richard, and Edward Kern, three young Philadelphians, who helped define and describe the new American West.

Presented by  The Kern County Museum’s Executive Director, Mike McCoy.

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