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Events and Reservations


Weddings, Celebrations, Meetings

The building and 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
  • Piano recitals

Schedule & Reserve the Building

Because we are a non-profit entity there is usually a charge for the use of the building and 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 whitaker@centervilleut.com          

 

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.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or whitaker@centervilleut.com if you would like to be put on the list for an opportunity to garden.

Storytelling Night at the Museum "Telling Centerville's Story"

Centerville history comes to life through those who have lived it. Held every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. Sponsored and held at the Whitaker Museum.

October 14 - Andy Bevelas: Farm Tour

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

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 whitaker@centervilleut.com

A Victorian Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

May 17th, 2014

Fundraiser event. Reservations and prepayment required. Generally held before Mothers Day. The event is for ladies age 8 and up.

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."

You are cordially invited to savor the cherished ritual of teatime as mothers and daughters in Centerville's Historic Whitaker Museum. Adorned in your most posh dresses and hats, you will be swept away to an era that even our own Pioneer ancestors embraced.....A moment in time that celebrates womanhood, femininity, etiquette, beauty, sweet conversation and savory delicacies such as traditional English scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, light and flavorfull finger sandwiches, tiny tasty desserts and a spot of fresh peppermit tea and lemonade.

For more information and to register, click here.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or whitaker@centervilleut.com


Whitaker Heritage Market

Look for it in 2015

Shop the Whitaker's Heritage Market! Enjoy artisan, vintage and cottage industry wares sold by the artists. The market will be held in the museum's yard at 158 N Main Street.

Contact whitaker@centervilleut.com or (801) 335-8843 for more information.

Whitaker Cemetery Tours

October 24 & 25; 7:30pm and 9:00pm

If you are of stout heart, reserve a spot on the Centerville Cemetery Tour, guided by the award-wining SLC Ghost Tour Guide - Julie Barnson. This is a fundraising event. Reservations and prepayment are required to attend - Register at Xpressrec.com

Contact: Lisa Linn Sommer (801) 335-8843 or whitaker@centervilleut.com

Zombie Family Fun Run

October 25; 8:00am at City Hall

Want to be chased by a dead guy? Bring family, friends or fiends! Dress up - awards will be given for creativity, not speed. This is a fundraising event sponsored by the Whitaker Museum.

Events include a 5K beginning at 8:00am or a 1/2 mile race for children at 9:00am (zombie free)

You can register for the Zombie Fun Run two ways:

1. Online at Xpressrec.com - Note: Xpressrec is not able to take your shirt size. You will be contacted after registering to get your shirt size.

OR

2. In person. You can click on this REGISTRATION FORM, fill it out and bring it in to City Hall to register. Don't have a printer, copies of the REGISTRATION FORM are available at City Hall.

Pricing is as follows:

Before Race Day Day of Race
5K w/ shirt - $10.00 (must prepay by Oct 15) 5K (no shirt) - $7.00
5K no shirt - $5.00 Children's Race (no shirt) - $6.00
Children's Race w/ shirt - $6.00 (by Oct 15)  
Children's Race no shirt - $5.00  

Race Location: 350 North 100 East (Centerville City Hall)

Race packets and shirts can be picked up October 23 and 24th at Wasatch Running Company located at 316 N Market Place Drive in Centerville (next to Dollar Tree).

Contact: Lisa Linn Sommer (801) 335-8843 or whitaker@centervilleut.com

Haunting at the Whitaker

October 30; 7 to 8:30pm

Free event. In connection with the Pumpkin Party offered by the Youth Council. Walk on over to the Whitaker Museum to enjoy a bonfire and Starbucks hot chocolate. Listen to spooky, family-friendly stories by award-winning professional storytellers.

Community Gleaning of Gardens

Free event. Plan a special event with your family at the Whitaker Community Garden. Pick any produce that is left in the gardens before it is made ready for winter. The early bird gets the worm.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or whitaker@centervilleut.com

Christmas at the Whitaker

December 2, 9 & 16; 10:00am to 6:00pm

Step back to Christmases of yesteryear. Hear old-time Christmas mucis and a story or two. Make an ornament and take home a treat enjoyed in pioneer days. Pictures with Old Saint Nicholas are available from 3:00 to 6:00pm (fee).

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or whitaker@centervilleut.com

 

 

 

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