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The Pace of Change
Examines the fashion that change radically in a very short time between 1910 to 1925.
19th Century Photo Albums and Scrapbooks
19th Century Bling Fashion
late 19th century women’s capes and capelets
A Victorian Birthday Party
Happy Birthday Victorian Style.
Hollywood Comes To Centerville
Hollywood comes to Centerville tells the story of the Kalmus family who summer in Centerville for several decades bringing many of their Hollywood friends with them. Herbert Kalmus developed the first successful color film which led to the incorporation of the Technicolor motion Picture Corporation. Of the first color films was “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind” in 1939. Dr. Kalmus purchased a ‘gentleman’s estate’ in Centerville and gave it the name, "Fernbrook." He and his first wife, Natalie, hosted many celebrities at the estate including Clark Gable, Cecil B. DeMille, Walt Disney, Gloria Swanson and Audrey Hepburn and child actress Cammie King.
This examines the history of those tumultuous times of prohibition, 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.
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.