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!

News

Fashion to a Tea

Our thanks to all who attended Fashion to a Tea on April 1, and to the following:
Sponsors: Ginny Ball, Victoria & Harry Jacobs, Dr. Carmella S. Franco, Dr. Lorayne Horka
Sponsors providing food: Sprouts, The Deli Up, Mimo’s Cafe, Double Tree Hotel, Stephanie Butler, Audrey Gee, Lisa Abbate, Tracy & Dave Wittman
Silent Auction Donations: Floretta Sheppard, Sandy Teel, The 6740, Let’s Face it Spa, Pub and Grill, Ravello Bar & Grill, Le Beauty Bar, Francine Rippy, Lisa Abbate, The Skin Room, The Rusty Monk, Lift Coffee Roasters, Patty Tillman, Sheryl Crockey
Advertisers: Best Nest Realty, California Grill, Friendly Hills Bank, White Emerson Mortuary, Bailey House, Iris Harris, Oasis Jewelry, Combined Worksite Solutions, Double Tree Hotel
Museum Decorating: Little Shed, Lori Oseguera, Roxy White Ornelas
Event Volunteers: Lori Oseguera, Judi Henderson, Raoul Pascual, Stephanie Butler, Roxy White Ornelas, Lydia Espinoza, Tracy & Dave Wittman, National Charity League (Whittier Chapter), Aileen Lim, Museum Staff, Board, Volunteers and Interns (with special thanks to Nancy Davis, Sam Dominguez, Gabriel Ramirez and Naomi Franco)
Special Thanks to: Ruth B. Shannon for her comments on the 1969 Inauguration and the dress she wore.

Founders Day

Quake City

Can you believe it’s been almost 30 years since the earthquake? The Museum is preparing an exhibit and we would like your memories! Click here for more information.


Calendar

April 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
March 26, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open for Tours

Bailey House Open for Tours
March 27, 2017 March 28, 2017 March 29, 2017 March 30, 2017 March 31, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
April 1, 2017

Category: Onsite Special EventFashion to a Tea

Fashion to a Tea

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
April 2, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open for Tours

Bailey House Open for Tours
April 3, 2017 April 4, 2017 April 5, 2017 April 6, 2017 April 7, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
April 8, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
April 9, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open for Tours

Bailey House Open for Tours
April 10, 2017 April 11, 2017 April 12, 2017 April 13, 2017 April 14, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
April 15, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
April 16, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
April 17, 2017 April 18, 2017 April 19, 2017 April 20, 2017 April 21, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
April 22, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
April 23, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
April 24, 2017 April 25, 2017 April 26, 2017 April 27, 2017 April 28, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
April 29, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
April 30, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open for Tours

Bailey House Open for Tours
May 1, 2017 May 2, 2017 May 3, 2017 May 4, 2017 May 5, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
May 6, 2017

Category: Offsite Special EventFounders Day

Founders Day

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Student Art Exhibit

Students from Whittier City School District feature art inspired by Whittier history, “Whittier Through the Eyes of a Child”, at the Museum from March 21 until May 31. Click here for a list of the winners.


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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  • 10% Discount in Gift Shop
  • Discounts on Events
  • Access to Museum Library & Archives
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Site Use Discount
  • Help Keep the Museum Free
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