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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.

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

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

Come to the museum and enjoy a night of storytelling. Storytelling begins at 7:00pm.

September 9: Lucille East and Rhoda Rigby Mason (Grandma's Know Best)

August 12: Andy Bavelas (Field trip of an 1860 Farm)

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or 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

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 Heritage Market

July to August

The Whitaker Artisan Market is looking for Cottage Industries, artisan and original crafters who would like to sell their wares at the museum. This event will be held Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact or (801) 915-7693 for more information.

Haunting at the Whitaker

October 30

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 hot chocolate. Children are welcome from 7 to 8 and then at 8 the stories become really frightening for mature ears only.

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



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