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

Profusion Coffee & Woven Bakehouse

On Sunday June 25 from 10:30am to 1:00pm, LA’s Woven Bakehouse and Profusion Coffee will be popping in to the museum with their specialty coffees and breads. Please join us for this special Sunday event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Whittier Museum.

Founders Day

Despite a few sprinkles, this year’s Founders Day was a success! Thank you Sean Thomsen for organizing this year’s event.

Whittier Dancing with the Stars

Museum Executive Director Tim Traeger is dancing with the Whittier Stars! Support Tim (and the Museum) by attending a show on May 24 or 25, or Tim’s fundraiser at Steve’s BBQ on May 17.


Calendar

May 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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.
May 7, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
May 8, 2017 May 9, 2017 May 10, 2017 May 11, 2017 May 12, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
May 13, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
May 14, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
May 15, 2017 May 16, 2017 May 17, 2017

Category: Offsite Special EventDancing with the Whittier Stars Fundraiser

Dancing with the Whittier Stars Fundraiser
May 18, 2017 May 19, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
May 20, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
May 21, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open for Tours

Bailey House Open for Tours
May 22, 2017 May 23, 2017 May 24, 2017

Category: Offsite Special EventWhittier Dancing with the Stars 1st show

Whittier Dancing with the Stars 1st show

Category: Offsite Special EventWhittier Dancing with the Stars 2nd show

Whittier Dancing with the Stars 2nd show
May 25, 2017

Category: Offsite Special EventWhittier Dancing with the Stars 3rd show

Whittier Dancing with the Stars 3rd show
May 26, 2017

Category: GeneralLast day for Student Art Exhibit

Last day for Student Art Exhibit

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
May 27, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
May 28, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
May 29, 2017 May 30, 2017 May 31, 2017 June 1, 2017 June 2, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Open 1 to 4 p.m.
June 3, 2017

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 26. Click here for a list of the winners.

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.


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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  • Discounts on Events
  • Access to Museum Library & Archives
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Site Use Discount
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