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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News

Earthquake Lady Returns!

1:30 pm on Saturday Jan. 20: Learn to take steps to not only survive, but thrive, following the next big earthquake from “The Earthquake Lady,” Trish Granholm, seismic specialist project manager for Safe-T-Proof.

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.

Now on sale: Whittier Calendar

There are just a few 2018 calendars left! You can purchase them at the Museum gift shop and on-line for $5, 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

January 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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
January 7, 2018

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
January 8, 2018 January 9, 2018 January 10, 2018 January 11, 2018 January 12, 2018

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
January 13, 2018

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
January 14, 2018

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
January 15, 2018 January 16, 2018 January 17, 2018 January 18, 2018 January 19, 2018

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
January 20, 2018

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm

Category: Onsite Special EventPresentation by the Earthquake Lady

Presentation by the Earthquake Lady
January 21, 2018

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
January 22, 2018 January 23, 2018 January 24, 2018 January 25, 2018 January 26, 2018

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
January 27, 2018

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
January 28, 2018

Category: GeneralBailey House Open 1 to 4 pm

Bailey House Open 1 to 4 pm
January 29, 2018 January 30, 2018 January 31, 2018 February 1, 2018 February 2, 2018

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
February 3, 2018

Category: GeneralMuseum Open 1 to 4 pm

Museum Open 1 to 4 pm

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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  • Access to Museum Library & Archives
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Site Use Discount
  • Help Keep the Museum Free
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