The Whittier Historical Society owns and operates the Whittier Museum and provides tours of the Historic Bailey House. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and display materials of historical significance to the greater Whittier area. We also produce programs and special exhibits of interest to the Whittier community. The Whittier Museum and Bailey House are open to the public with free admission. We hope you will visit soon!

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SUR Biennial Exhibit

The Whittier Museum is proud to be one of the participating venues in the fourth Sur Biennial art exhibit. Our exhibit features the theme “Postura” and runs from Sept. 7 to Sept. 27. An artists panel discussion will be held on Sept. 23. Click here for more information.

In conjunction with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA initiative, the Whittier Museum will be open on the “free” day: Sunday Sept. 17 from 1 to 4 pm.

Quake City ’87 Exhibit

Many activities are planned on Saturday, Sept. 30 – the opening day of the exhibit. Click here for more information.


Calendar

September 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
August 27, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House is Closed

Bailey House is Closed
August 28, 2017 August 29, 2017 August 30, 2017 August 31, 2017 September 1, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
September 2, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
September 3, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House is Closed

Bailey House is Closed
September 4, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 6, 2017

Category: Onsite Special EventAnnual Membership Meeting

Annual Membership Meeting
September 7, 2017

Category: GeneralSUR Biennial Exhibit Opens

SUR Biennial Exhibit Opens
September 8, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
September 9, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
September 10, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
September 11, 2017 September 12, 2017

Category: Onsite Special EventSUR Biennial Opening Reception

SUR Biennial Opening Reception
September 13, 2017

Category: Offsite Special EventDining for Dollars at Chick-fil-A

Dining for Dollars at Chick-fil-A
September 14, 2017 September 15, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
September 16, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
September 17, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Category: Onsite Special EventWhittier Museum Open

Whittier Museum Open
September 18, 2017 September 19, 2017 September 20, 2017 September 21, 2017 September 22, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
September 23, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm

Category: Onsite Special EventSUR Biennial Artists Panel Discussion

SUR Biennial Artists Panel Discussion
September 24, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
September 25, 2017 September 26, 2017 September 27, 2017

Category: GeneralSUR Biennial Exhibit Closes

SUR Biennial Exhibit Closes
September 28, 2017 September 29, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
September 30, 2017

Category: Offsite Special EventThe First 7 Days after the Quake

The First 7 Days after the Quake

Category: Onsite Special EventQuake City '87 Opening Day

Quake City '87 Opening Day

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm


The Whittier Historical Society is a non-profit organization supported through memberships, grants & donations. We greatly appreciate support at all levels. Acknowledged below are our Key Patrons – members and organizational grantors giving at $1000 and above. Thank you!

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Grants

City of Whittier
BCM Foundation
Don Knabe, LA County Supervisor 4th District
Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
National Charity League, Whittier Chapter
Ceres Foundation
Toyota of Whittier
Southern California Edison

Individuals & Families

Robert and Virginia (Ginny) Ball
Rev. Tom and Virginia Boles
Sylvia Foltz
Bob and Judi Henderson
Ralph and Jeanne Muhlestein
Dr. Robert and Susan Settlage
Ruth B. Shannon
Ralph Thomsen
Family of Monte Wicker

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  • Volunteer Opportunities
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