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

Home Tour

The Historical Society is offering a home tour this spring from April 23rd to May 7th. The tour will feature a redesigned Friendly Hills home and a New York style apartment. Click here for more information and tickets.

Shop News

It’s finally here! Local authors Mike Garabedian and Rebecca Ruud have been toiling in our archives for the past year and now they have this fine book, Images of America: Whittier to show for their efforts. The book can be purchased in our gift shop or online for $18.35 and the profits will benefit the Whittier Historical Society & Museum.

122nd Founders Day

We love Whittier! If you do too, join us at Founders Day on Saturday May 7 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Central Park. Click here for more information.

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.


Calendar

May 2016
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
April 24, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

April 25, 2016 April 26, 2016 April 27, 2016 April 28, 2016 April 29, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

April 30, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

May 1, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

May 2, 2016 May 3, 2016 May 4, 2016 May 5, 2016 May 6, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

May 7, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

Category: Offsite Special EventFounders Day

May 8, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

May 9, 2016 May 10, 2016 May 11, 2016 May 12, 2016 May 13, 2016

Category: Staff and volunteer meetingsBoard Meeting

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

May 14, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

May 15, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

May 16, 2016 May 17, 2016 May 18, 2016 May 19, 2016 May 20, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

May 21, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

May 22, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

May 23, 2016 May 24, 2016 May 25, 2016 May 26, 2016 May 27, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

May 28, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

May 29, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

May 30, 2016 May 31, 2016 June 1, 2016 June 2, 2016 June 3, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

June 4, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

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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