The Whaley Historic House Museum is the historic home of the McFarlan-Whaley family of Flint, Michigan. The Gilded Age home interprets life in Flint throughout the period in which the McFarlan-Whaleys lived within. And, just as the Whaley family gave selflessly to the city during and even after their lives, the museum hopes to give back to the Flint community through excited and education programs and learning opportunities.
In addition to house tours, the museum hosts a wide variety of programs that include Victorian teas, historic lectures, porch concerts, ghost tours, and holiday festivities. We partner with other local nonprofits to increase our impact.
Unfortunately, the Whaley Historic House Museum has been closed to the public for most of the COVID pandemic. So, your donation is especially important this year, as our COVID-related closures have resulted in reduced activity and the loss of a significant portion of our independent revenue.
Currently, the museum is in need of several repairs to ensure that it will be around for future generations. The current needs are mostly exterior in nature, but, if not completed could compromise the structural integrity of the home and cause interior damage. In addition to applying for grant funds, we are seeking help from the community to ensure that this iconic Flint landmark remains part of Flint's cityscape for another century.