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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          


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

May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11 and November 8 at 7:00pm at The Whitaker

The 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., different aspects of Centerville’s history will be shared.

June 14 - Mountain Tales: Stories and Legends of Centerville's Hills

Presented by Royce Allen at 7:00pm at The Whitaker.


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.

Registration and prepayment are required and begin April 1 at City Hall until filled. All seats have been filled.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or

Cemetery Tours

3rd Annual Cemetery Tours sponsored by The Whitaker; October 21 7:30pm & 9:00pm

This event is appropriate for ages 12 and above.

Reservations and prepayment required. Reservations and prepayment can be made at City Hall or online at beginning October 1st until filled.

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?

Reservations and prepayment are required. Early registration and payment may be made at City Hall or at beginning September 15 and ending October 10.

The 5K begins at 8:00am behind City Hall. Children's 1/2 Mile begins at 9:00am.


Christmas at The Whitaker

3rd 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.

"Old Fashioned" sepia pictures with Santa Claus between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or





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