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Events & Programs

Our goal is to bring the community together with fun, family friendly, educational events that highlight the uniqueness of the area and the accomplishments of those who live and work here.

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Dec. 9th, 10th, 16th, & 17th

Fri 5pm-8pm & Sat 5:30pm-8:30pm

The West Kern Oil Museum is bringing a safe and fun holiday event to TAFT! Home for the Holidays is going to be a two-weekend event hosted at the museum complete with a tree decorating contest, family friendly fun, photos with Santa, food, and more. 

50th Anniversary Celebration 2023

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the West Kern Oil Museum, the museum will host a year of events in 2023. The events are meant to pay homage to our history, celebrate our success, and inspire future generations. 

We will begin the celebration in 2022 by unveiling our new logo and branding. In addition, we will be working with volunteers, partners, sponsors, and the community throughout the year to plan a year to remember. Furthermore, the celebration will be documented and become a part of our 50th Anniversary publication. This publication will showcase our community in all its glory with photographs, unique stories, timelines, and more. The publication will be available in the following year. 

We are looking forward to an exciting 2023!

Founders Reception

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Saturday, January 14th, 2023

6pm-8pm

Join us as we celebrate our founding members. This will be a time to share history and cherished stories of our beloved museum as well as remember those who have passed.

Annual Membership Meeting

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Saturday, February 11th, 2023

6pm-8pm

Get an update on the museum's state of affairs, progress toward their strategic plan and mission achievement, celebrate accomplishments, and give input on the future of the museum.

WKOM Birthday Bash

Colorful Balloons

Saturday, March 11th, 2023

12pm-3pm

It's a PARTY for the entire family! Come enjoy an over-the-top Birthday Party with activities for kids and families.

Pioneer Day

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Saturday, May 13th, 2023

10am-4pm

This yearly event is complete with a blacksmith demonstration, small engines display, and BBQ lunch. This year we are going to add even more for this special 50th Anniversary. 

STEM Fest & Touch-A-Truck

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Saturday, September 9th, 2023

10am-4pm

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics has been imperative for our area's industry led economy. For our 50th year, we want to excite a younger generation and spark their interest. At STEM Fest we will have hands-on STEM experiments for all ages, In addition, we are going to have amazing equipment there that the children can learn about and climb on. 

Boomtown Days

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Saturday, October 14th, 2023

10am-4pm

This yearly event is home to the Heavenly Harvest Pumpkin Patch where families and school field trips can pick a pumpkin, play fall themes games, and take fall themed photographs. Each year the museum also hosts a BBQ. For our 50th Anniversary we will highlight the boom of the oil industry on the Westside.

Liquid Gold Gala

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Saturday, December 9th, 2023

7pm-11pm

Dress to impress at our special 21 years and older Gala. The event will be the perfect ending to a wonderful 50th Year Anniversary. Bid at the live and silent auction, play casino games, eat great food, taste great cocktails, and enjoy live entertainment.