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Why Do We Ask for Money?

The Thomas Whitaker Historic Home is a non-profit Museum owned by Centerville City. This historic property was set up to be open and accessible to the public. In order to meet that challenge of today and in the future, the museum staff must care for and secure the house, grounds, gardens, the collections and archives.

As a National Historic Landmark, the Museum is eligible for support from federal and state programs and from foundations. But the competition for these funds is considerable… especially in tough economic times. This is why we turn to the museum’s most important supporters: individuals. Our Donors believe this historic home has a place in the cultural landscape and see it as a place that teaches, transforms, delights and develops the mind, the heart, the culture, and the community.

Gift Options:

Cash - Cash is a great way to contribute and may be 100% deductible with the IRS. Donations are fully tax-deductible.  

Gifts-In-Kind - Tangible gifts or services may be donated for the purposes of offsetting budgeted items. Receipts can be given for your records upon request.

How to Donate

If you would like to contribute to the Museum and have questions please contact the Museum.

You may also mail your contributions to:  Centerville City/Whitaker, 250 North Main, Centerville, UT 84014

You may also call the City Treasurer during business hours and donate by credit card (801-295-3477)

List of Donors 2012-2013

We want to thank every donor.  Your support keeps the history alive.  These donations are the primary means of raising funds for the Museum's annual operating budget. 

$2,000 and above

Wal-Mart - Centerville Branch

Ben Toone - Antique Cook Stove

$1,000 and above

Rocky Mountain Power

$500 and above

Lawrence and Dorothy Barber Family

$300 and above

$100 and above

$50 and above

Additional Donations

In-Kind Donations