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Speakeasy

This examines the history of those tumultuous times on the 100 years anniversary, in the exhibit Speakeasy. Utilizing museum objects, photographs and historical accounts of the day we recount the story of the prohibition era including: the bootlegging of rum runners row, Cape Cod’s involvement, the phenomena that became known as the Speakeasy, and Centerville’s own Speakeasy.

18th & 19th Century Small Armaments

This exhibit examines the technological changes of small armaments between 1780 and 1875, using rifles, swords, daggers and bullets from the museum collection.

The Trade Card

This exhibit features the trade card. Originally the “trade” in trade card refers to its use by the proprietor of a business to announce his trade, or line of business. In the period before mass media, they functioned as advertising, directing the public to the merchants’ stores. The trade card is an early example of the modern business card. The use of trade cards in America was popular between 1876 and 1901. Their popularity peaked due in part to the advent of color lithography and multi-color printing and increasingly sophisticated designs.

Battles; Spies; Cooties The Great War

1918 is the hundredth anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the Great War. Centerville Museum examines the major battles, the development of espionage, the changes in the technology of warfare and the personal accounts of World War One veterans.

When White was the New Black

When White was the New Black features white lawn outfits from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Several costumes on display are for young children, boys and girls.

Shipwrecks! mystery - murder - misery
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Centerville Museum is closed to the public until further notice.​
Coming Event
Ladies Night Out: Save the Date
Murder Mystery Theater Inprov Postponed
March and April Matinee Movie Schedule Postponed
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Scott Peacock Building, Inc.
Lois L. Taylor
John D. Meyer
Gwen and Richard Brown
Cindy and Rich Vengroff
State Representative Will Crocker