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

Give blood for life

The Whittier Museum in conjunction with the American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 15 at 6755 Newlin Ave. Make an appointment by calling 562-945-3871 and give the gift of life.

Get history of Whittier

Local authors Michael Garabedian and Rebecca Ruud have compiled a historical compilation of Whittier and it’s for sale at the Whittier Museum for $20, including tax.

Boy Scout Exhibit

We are very proud to be hosting “A Century of Boy Scouting”. This exhibit is produced by the Greater LA Area Boy Scouts of America. Exhibit opens June 4, 2016 and is currently scheduled to close on December 31.

Click here for more information about the displays in the exhibit.


Calendar

June 2016
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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

Category: Onsite Special EventBoy Scout Exhibit Opening

June 5, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 8, 2016 June 9, 2016 June 10, 2016

Category: Staff and volunteer meetingsBoard Meeting

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

June 11, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

June 12, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

June 13, 2016 June 14, 2016 June 15, 2016 June 16, 2016 June 17, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

June 18, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

Category: Onsite Special EventImages of America: Whittier Book Signing

June 19, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

June 20, 2016 June 21, 2016

Category: GeneralUntitled Event

June 22, 2016 June 23, 2016 June 24, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

June 25, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

June 26, 2016

Category: GeneralBailey House open for tours

June 27, 2016 June 28, 2016 June 29, 2016 June 30, 2016 July 1, 2016

Category: GeneralMuseum open for tours

July 2, 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
Join Now!