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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"

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.


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

Usually held in May

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."

Look for it this spring.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or

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 or (801) 335-8843 for more information.

Whitaker Cemetery Tours

October 2015

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.

Contact: Lisa Linn Sommer (801) 335-8843 or

Zombie Family Fun Run

October 2015

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 or a 1/2 mile race for children (zombie free)

Haunting at the Whitaker

October 2015

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

Christmas at the Whitaker

December 2015

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.

Contact the Museum at (801) 335-8843 or




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