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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Earthquake Puppet Show

The American Red Cross will present an interactive puppet show with an important message for children ages 3-7 at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Whittier Museum. “Elmo and Friends” will teach kids and their parents about the importance of earthquake preparedness in conjunction with the Museum’s latest exhibit, “Quake City ’87: The 30th Anniversary.” Free and open to the public.

Holiday Hours

The Whittier Museum will be closed from Sunday Dec. 24 through Monday Jan 1. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday Jan. 2.

The Bailey House will be closed on Sunday December 3, 10, 17, and 24. The Bailey House will be open from 1 to 4 pm on Wednesday Dec. 27 and Sunday Dec. 31.

New! Whittier Calendar

Just in time for the holidays, a new 2018 calendar is available at the Museum gift shop and on-line for $10, tax included. The calendar features rare photos of Whittier past gleaned from the Whittier Museum and Public Library archives. All profits will benefit the Bailey House as they raise money to equip the Bailey House with air conditioning.


Calendar

December 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
November 26, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
November 27, 2017 November 28, 2017 November 29, 2017 November 30, 2017 December 1, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
December 2, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
December 3, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
December 4, 2017 December 5, 2017 December 6, 2017 December 7, 2017 December 8, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
December 9, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
December 10, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
December 11, 2017 December 12, 2017 December 13, 2017 December 14, 2017 December 15, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
December 16, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm

Category: Onsite Special EventEarthquake preparedness puppet show

Earthquake preparedness puppet show
December 17, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
December 18, 2017 December 19, 2017 December 20, 2017 December 21, 2017 December 22, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
December 23, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
December 24, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Closed

Bailey House Closed
December 25, 2017 December 26, 2017 December 27, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open

Bailey House Open
December 28, 2017 December 29, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Closed

Museum Closed
December 30, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Closed

Museum Closed
December 31, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open

Bailey House Open
January 1, 2018 January 2, 2018 January 3, 2018 January 4, 2018 January 5, 2018

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
January 6, 2018

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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Institutions

City of Whittier
BCM Foundation
Janice Hahn, LA County Supervisor 4th District
Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
National Charity League, Whittier Chapter
Ceres Foundation
Toyota of Whittier
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Company
Mennonite Foundation

Individuals & Families

Robert and Virginia (Ginny) Ball
Rev. Tom and Virginia Boles
Bill and Gerry Church
Sylvia Foltz
Bob and Judi Henderson
John and Shirley Hole
Robert and Susan Settlage
Ruth B. Shannon
Ralph and Danelle Thomsen
Family of Monte Wicker

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