Whitaker Home Museum reopens in Centerville

Posted at 9:55 PM, Mar 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-16 23:55:03-04

CENTERVILLE, Utah -- A historical home-turned-museum in Centerville has been closed for several years for renovations, but it’s now back and open for business.

Museum board chairperson Spencer Packer said the Whitaker Home Museum holds special historic meaning to the Centerville community.

“The museum is a historical building,” he said. “Thomas Whitaker was originally one of the first settlers of Centerville.”

Packer said the restorations made the home more historic.

“We`ve just brought it back to more of a period restoration than some of the later restorations that made the home functional for the family and for those who lived in the home,” he said.

The renovations are estimated to have cost up to $250,000, which Packer said came through the generosity of local people and businesses.

“It’s been a long trip, and a lot of volunteer help,” he said. “Of course, with any museum project or restoration, the funds are short and thanks to a lot of volunteers, companies and businesses here locally have participated and have given us funds to help in our restoration.”

The Whitaker Home Museum is open for tours every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for more information.