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The Whitaker takes a look at late-1800s in storytelling series

May 12, 2023 11:39AM ● By Linda Petersen

The Whitaker, Centerville’s Heritage Museum has resumed its monthly “Keeping Our Stories Alive” series which is generally held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This free event is open to those 12 and older.

Upcoming presentations:

May 11

BH Roberts: A Life In the Public Arena

Presented by author, library archivist and former Weber State professor, John Stilton

June 8

Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History

Presented by Shoshone tribal leader, author and storyteller Darren Perry

July 13, 6 p.m. at the museum and city campus

Flash Back Heritage Faire: Celebrating Our Past 

Animals, games, exhibits and contests

Aug. 10

The Oregon Trail: History and the Video Game

Presented by Robin Jensen with the assistance of the Centerville Youth Council

Sept. 14

Centerville Historic District Home Walking Tour

Tour begins at the museum; presented by the Landmarks Commission

Oct. 12, 7 p.m.

Haunting at The Whitaker: Spooky/Family Fun Stories

In the museum yard; presented by Utah Story Guild members Karl Behling, George McKewen and friend.

In March, Weber Basin Water District presented “Success in Your Garden” and in April a presenter panel shared tales of the historic Centerville Elementary.

The Whitaker’s community garden offers large (15 x 30-foot) and small (15x15 foot) plots for community members for $35 and $25 respectively. The plots are already tilled and will be served by Deuel Creek water. Contact Erin Redd by email [email protected] or calling 801-663-1293 as soon as possible to secure a plot. Plots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.

The Whitaker is open to the public on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. year-round. λ