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.

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. Calendars also available at: King Richard’s Antique Center, Pour Le Bain, and Battels True Value Hardware. 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

November 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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
November 5, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
November 6, 2017 November 7, 2017 November 8, 2017

Category: GeneralSale at Bruce Thompson Interiors

Sale at Bruce Thompson Interiors
November 9, 2017

Category: GeneralSale at Bruce Thompson Interiors

Sale at Bruce Thompson Interiors
November 10, 2017

Category: GeneralSale at Bruce Thompson Interiors

Sale at Bruce Thompson Interiors

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
November 11, 2017

Category: GeneralSale at Bruce Thompson Interiors

Sale at Bruce Thompson Interiors

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm

Category: GeneralRed Cross Earthquake Program

Red Cross Earthquake Program
November 12, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
November 13, 2017 November 14, 2017 November 15, 2017 November 16, 2017 November 17, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
November 18, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm

Category: GeneralNight at the Museum 2017

Night at the Museum 2017
November 19, 2017

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
November 20, 2017 November 21, 2017 November 22, 2017 November 23, 2017 November 24, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
November 25, 2017

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
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

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
Mennonite Foundation

Individuals & Families

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

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  • 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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