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

Shop News

Our orange field tote bags and t-shirts are back in stock! Click here for totes. Click here for tees.
Just added: signed copies of Geoff Shepard’s new book The Real Watergate Scandal. Click here for books.

Temporary Exhibits

The Natural History of the Whittier Area will be on display until April 30, 2016. Click for flyer.

School Spirit exhibit showing uniforms and other artifacts from Whittier area high schools and Whittier College. Through Spring 2016.

Dine for Dollars

Dining for Dollars is taking the month of February off. Thanks for your support and check back in March.

Save the Dates

This year’s tea and fashion show, “A Marriage of Fashion & History” will be on Sat. April 2nd. Tickets on sale soon.

The Historical Society is also offering a home tour this spring from April 23rd to May 8th. The tour will feature a redesigned Friendly Hills home and a New York style apartment. Details to follow soon.

Calendar

February 2016
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
January 31, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

February 1, 2016 February 2, 2016 February 3, 2016 February 4, 2016 February 5, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

February 6, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

February 7, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

February 8, 2016 February 9, 2016 February 10, 2016 February 11, 2016 February 12, 2016

Category: Staff and volunteer meetingsBoard Meeting

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

February 13, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

February 14, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

February 15, 2016 February 16, 2016 February 17, 2016 February 18, 2016 February 19, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

February 20, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

February 21, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

February 22, 2016 February 23, 2016 February 24, 2016 February 25, 2016 February 26, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

February 27, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

February 28, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

February 29, 2016 March 1, 2016 March 2, 2016 March 3, 2016 March 4, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

March 5, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours


Dedication of Kevin Schmidtbauer’s tree on the Greenway Trail. Kevin was active in many Whittier groups, including the Bailey House.

The Whittier Historical Society is a non-profit organization supported through memberships, grants & donations. Our Key Patrons (members at $1000 and above and grantors) are very important to us and we greatly appreciate their support!

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Grants

BCM Foundation
Ceres Foundation
City of Whittier
Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
National Charity League, Whittier Chapter
Southern California Edison

Individuals & Families

Robert and Virginia (Ginny) Ball
Rev. Tom and Virginia Boles
Sylvia Foltz
Dolores Gonzalez-Hayes
Bob and Judi Henderson
Barbara and Don L. Jenkins
Ralph and Jeanne Muhlestein
Erika Owens

Become a Member of the Whittier Historical Society!

  • Receive the Museum Gazette Monthly
  • 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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