The Whitaker Museum will be closed until further notice.
The Whitaker, Centerville’s heritage museum, tells Centerville’s story, teaches traditional values, creates links between past and present and cultivates pride in our rich heritage.
Come explore, learn, and enjoy our rich heritage.
Open to the public every week except the weeks of Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
School Groups & Youth Organizations
Free of charge. We’ll help you plan an unforgettable field trip to the Whitaker Museum. Trained guides provide lively and instructive tours for students of all ages, from preschool to college. Advance reservation is required.
Each tour meets the Davis County Curriculum Content Standards.
Tours should be arranged at least two weeks in advance. Please inform us about your students’ needs and interests, number of people (students and adults) in your group, as well as your preferred date and time.
The date, time, and content of your field trip are not finalized until you email receive confirmation.
We can accommodate multiple groups, provided we know your numbers in advance. Be prepared to divide into smaller groups of 15 students prior to the start of the tour.
Two adult chaperones are required for every 15 students. Chaperones must remain with the group at all times.
The Whitaker is sustained through the many volunteers who donate their time, resources, and money. Each gift, large or small, carries a message of affection and commitment. Put your talents to work, make new friends, and make a difference!
Events & Program Activities
Volunteers are needed at:
- Decorating the period rooms
- Evening lectures
- Family events
- Seasonal parties
- Story nights
Service/Eagle Scout Projects
Eagle Scouts and other organizations are welcome to contact The Whitaker for service projects. We have an ongoing list of needs.
Whether for academic credit or personal satisfaction, interning at The Whitaker is a rewarding experience. Internships are volunteer positions.
Support our part-time archivist by organizing documents and photographs, transcribing, proofreading, and entering data.
Help research, document, and care for the Whitaker’s collection.
Help develop and deliver programs and materials that serve teachers, students, museum tour guides and other audiences.
Gardens & Grounds
Help maintain the 2-acre historic property. There are opportunities to assist with:
- Landscape designing
- Master gardening
- Special projects
- Volunteer management
We believe the Whitaker museum has a place in the cultural landscape as a place that teaches, transforms, delights and develops the mind, heart, culture, and community. Competition for federal, state, and non-profit funding is fierce. That is why you are the Whitaker’s most important supporter.
How to Donate
If you would like to contribute to the Whitaker and have questions please contact the Museum.
You may also mail your contributions to:
250 N Main Street
Centerville, UT 84014
Finally, you may also call the City Treasurer at 801-295-3477 during business hours (8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday) and donate by credit card.