168 N Main St,
Centerville UT 84014
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Special Tours by Appointment
Organized groups must make a reservation.
School Groups & Youth Organizations
Free of charge. We'll help you plan an unforgettable field trip to the Whitaker Museum. Trained guides provide lively and instructive tours for students of all ages, from preschool to college. Advance reservation is required.
Each tour meets the Davis County Curriculum Content Standards.
Tours should be arranged at least two weeks in advance. Please inform us about your students’ needs and interests, number of people (students and adults) in your group, as well as your preferred date and time.
The date, time, and content of your field trip are not finalized until you email receive confirmation.
We can accommodate multiple groups, provided we know your numbers in advance. Be prepared to divide into smaller groups of 15 students prior to the start of the tour.
Two adult chaperones are required for every 15 students. Chaperones must remain with the group at all times.
The Whitaker is sustained through the many volunteers who donate their time, resources, and money. Each gift, large or small, carries a message of affection and commitment. Put your talents to work, make new friends, and make a difference!
Volunteer Committee is appointed by the Museum Board, and recognized by the Mayor and Centerville City; this lively group is a mainstay of the Whitaker.
Events & Program Activities
Volunteers are needed at evening lectures, family events, seasonal parties, decorating the period rooms, and at story nights.
Service/Eagle Scout Projects
Eagle Scouts and other organizations are welcome to contact The Whitaker for service projects. We have an ongoing list of needs.
Whether for academic credit or personal satisfaction, interning at The Whitaker is a rewarding experience. Internships are volunteer positions.
Support our part-time archivist by organizing documents and photographs, transcribing, proofreading, and entering data.
Help research, document, and care for the Whitaker's collection.
Help develop and deliver programs and materials that serve teachers, students, museum tour guides and other audiences.
Gardens & Grounds
Help maintain the 2-acre historic property. There are ppportunities to assist with special projects, landscape designing, research, master gardening, and volunteer management.
We believe the Whitaker museum has a place in the cultural landscape as a place that teaches, transforms, delights and develops the mind, heart, culture, and community. Competition for federal, state, and non-profit funding is fierce. That is why you are the Whitaker's most important supporter.
How to Donate
If you would like to contribute to the Whitaker 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)
Centerville's Heritage Museum
Come explore, learn, and enjoy our rich heritage. Open to the public every week except the weeks of Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years.
The Museum will be closed July 24, 2018 in observance of Pioneer Day.
The 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., different aspects of Centerville’s history will be shared.
Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or email@example.com for more information or if you have a story to tell.
All levels of gardeners are welcome, from beginners to master gardeners. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Erin Redd as soon as possible to secure your plot (801-663-1293 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Plots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis… so don’t delay!
Welcome to the 2018 gardening season!
We cultivate individual growth and neighborhood unity through community gardening. Our community gardening policies and procedures are important for all community gardeners to understand. If you have any questions about this information, please call Erin Redd at 801-663-1293.
Reserving your plot
Each gardener is entitled to one large plot (approximately 15 by 30 feet)or one small plot (approximately 15 by 15 feet) if space is available.A $35 (large) or $25 (small) garden plot rental fee is required of all gardeners which needs to be paid by March 15th. If there is space remaining after March 15th gardeners will have the opportunity to rent additional plots at the same price.
Our goal is to create and nurture healthy soil and a healthy plant environment in the garden. Because of this, the use of Preen is not allowed in our community gardens. Gardeners using this item will lose their gardening privileges. Organic solutions are strongly encouraged to fight pests, diseases and weeds.
Weeds and trash
Gardeners’ are to keep all weeds below six inches in height. It is the gardeners’ responsibility to control the weeds and trash in their own plots and adjacent pathways, and to clear their plot of trellis materials and debris at the end of the season. The Whitaker museum would love your corn stalks when the season is over if you choose to leave them standing.
Water use and mulch
Deuel Creek irrigation water will be turned on approximately April 15th. Watering hours are from 6 a.m. to 10a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10p.m. Centerville public works uses the water from 10p.m. on for the city’s facilities. We will be fined if watering occurs outside of these times. This could affect next year’s gardening oppurtunities. Each gardener supplies their own garden hoses and water tape splitters. You can also help make sure that water is not wasted, and greatly reduce your garden’s water needs by using mulch (this also helps keep out weeds). The public works department dumps their grass clippings in the center of the gardens; all gardeners are welcome to use these for mulching and covering paths.
Cooperation and community
The gardens will be more successful if all of our gardeners work together. Please remember that Whitaker Community Gardens is run by volunteers. The care and maintenance of the garden is the collective responsibility of the community gardeners.
The Whitaker is now the home of a colony of bees. Come learn of the necessity of bees for the health of a garden and witness their production of pure gold. Chairs are Rich and Carrie Briscoe.
Clara Goudy Day September 4th
Come and hear the stories of Centerville’s permanent residents presented by Paul T. Smith, historian and author. Reserve a spot on the cemetery tour. Appropriate for ages 12 and older. Event Chairs are Paul and Gail Smith.
Come hear untold stories from Centerville's past that haven't been included in past tours.
Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 am
Centerville Cemetery: 650 East 400 South
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.
December 4, 11 & 18th from 10am to 6pm (Free Event)
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. Event chair is Lori Henderson.
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?
ZOMBIE RUN ON HIATUS UNTIL OCTOBER 2019