Whittier Historical Society and Museum

6755 Newlin Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601


About Us:

The Whittier Historical Society was formed in 1970 and its immediate purpose was to start a Museum in the city of Whittier. Through the efforts of several determined individuals, a building was purchased and the Whittier Museum was open to the public in 1983. Since that time, the Whittier Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and displaying the first 100 years of Whittier history and beyond. The Whittier Museum is completely supported by donations, grants and fundraisers. The Whittier Historical Society is committed to keeping the Whittier Museum open for school and special tours as well as to the public free of charge.

The Whittier Historical Society is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (C) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended. Therefore, it is not organized for the private gain of any individual or other organization.

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