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!
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.
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.
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.