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Events and Reservations

Weddings, Celebrations, Meetings

The grounds are available to plan your special event, subject to approval and scheduling. Events such as:

  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Reception and photo sessions
  • Private functions
  • Birthdays
  • Showers
  • Family reunions

Schedule & Reserve the Building

Because we are a non-profit entity there is usually a charge for the use of the grounds for these events. The Museum Board can be requested to waive the charge for services rendered and that have a benefit to the Museum.

 To reserve the building and pricing contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or          


Community Gardens

Annual fee. The Community Gardens gives an opportunity to garden in the city. Set east of the Museum, approximately 30 garden plots are put to good use allowing individuals and families to cultivate the art of growing their own produce. Click for more information.

Keeping Our Stories Alive

The 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., different aspects of Centerville’s history will be shared. Check back here for dates as they become available.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or for more information or if you have a story to tell.

Then and Now Scavenger Hunt

Tuesdays from 10am - 6pm

Thaumatrope, stereoscope, thunder pot, hair box, straightedge, draught, chuckaboo, roly-poly pudding pan? Come to "The Whitaker" and find out what and how these items were used by Centerville's founding families.

Contact or (801) 335-8843 for more information.

Connecting the Dots

Tuesdays from 10am - 6pm

Chances are if you are a long-time Centerville resident or have the name Parrish, Walton, Porter, Barber, Cheney, Chase, Folsom, Duncan, Benson, Miles, etc. in your family line, you are a relative to the Whitakers. Come any Tuesday to the museum to learn about Centerville's history and your own connection to it.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or


Tuesdays from 10am - 6pm

View the sequential course of events that shaped where we are today. The display charts the relationship between major events that happened in the World, the State of Utah, and especially within our hometown of Centerville. The timeline takes us from just before 1847 through the present. Self-guided tour any Tuesday between 10am and 6pm.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or


Tours for Youth Organizations

Free event. Special evening tours for youth groups, religious groups, scouts or others are available. These are available by appointment only. They can be tailored to meet your needs and interests. Tuesdays only.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or

Victorian Day Tea

4th Annual  Victorian Day Tea; May 21, 2016

Since the reign of Queen Victoria, the observance of afternoon tea has become a treasured custom in Great Britain. Charles Dickens aptly described the tradition as one "in which we were perfectly contented with ourselves and one another." This event is for ladies age six and up.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or

Twilight Historical Cemetery Tour

3rd Annual Cemetery Tours sponsored by The Whitaker; October 21 6:45pm

Contact: Museum Director - Lisa Linn Sommer (801) 335-8843 or

Zombie Family Fun Run

3rd Annual Zombie Fun Run; October 29 8:00am & 9:00am

Bring family, friends or fiends and run the course not knowing what lurks around the next bend. Dress up - costumes are encouraged. A raffle will be held at the end of the race. Tickets will be won for stealth, not speed. How often do you get the chance to be chased by a dead guy?

Christmas at The Whitaker

4th Annual Christmas at The Whitaker; December 6, 13, 20 10:00am - 6:00pm

Step back to Christmases of yesteryear. Hear old-time Christmas music and a story or two. Smell the smells of Christmas past. Make a craft, write a letter to Santa and take home a treat enjoyed in pioneer days.

Bring a camera and take an "old fashioned" picture with Santa Claus between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or