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!

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Night at the Museum

The Museum’s popular “Night at the Museum” fundraiser returns on Saturday, Nov. 18. This year’s event features a buffet dinner, wine & beer, silent auction, and entertainment by the Golden Boyz. Click here for more info and tickets.

Trick-or-Treat!

The Whittier Museum will once again be hosting an evening of family Halloween fun, including trick-or-treating. Bring your little ghosts and witches to the Museum from 5 to 8:30 pm on October 31. This event is free and open to the public.


Calendar

October 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
September 24, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
September 25, 2017 September 26, 2017 September 27, 2017

Category: GeneralSUR Biennial Exhibit Closes

SUR Biennial Exhibit Closes
September 28, 2017 September 29, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
September 30, 2017

Category: Offsite Special EventThe First 7 Days after the Quake

The First 7 Days after the Quake

Category: Onsite Special EventQuake City '87 Opening Day

Quake City '87 Opening Day

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
October 1, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
October 2, 2017 October 3, 2017 October 4, 2017 October 5, 2017 October 6, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
October 7, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
October 8, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
October 9, 2017 October 10, 2017 October 11, 2017 October 12, 2017 October 13, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm

Category: Onsite Special EventRose Hills Talk

Rose Hills Talk
October 14, 2017

Category: Onsite Special EventEarthquake Preparedness Presentation

Earthquake Preparedness Presentation

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
October 15, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
October 16, 2017 October 17, 2017 October 18, 2017 October 19, 2017 October 20, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
October 21, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
October 22, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
October 23, 2017 October 24, 2017 October 25, 2017 October 26, 2017 October 27, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
October 28, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
October 29, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
October 30, 2017 October 31, 2017

Category: GeneralHalloween at the Museum

Halloween at the Museum
November 1, 2017 November 2, 2017 November 3, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
November 4, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm

Earthquake Exhibit

The Whittier Museum’s latest exhibit, “Quake City ’87: The 30th Anniversary,” opened on Sept. 30, 2017.

Quake t-shirts and a new quake video by John Garside are now available at the gift shop and on-line.


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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