The grounds are available to plan your special event, subject to approval and scheduling. Events such as:
Reception and photo sessions
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3rd Annual Cemetery Tours sponsored by The Whitaker; October 21 6:45pm
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 xpressrec.com beginning October 1st until filled.
Contact: Museum Director - Lisa Linn Sommer (801) 335-8843 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.xpressrec.com beginning September 22 and ending October 15.
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.