News

110 of 19 items

News and updates about Museum happenings.

New Acquisition – Burson Brings History Home to Centralia

by Tim Motley

The museum has a new acquisition from Charles Burson, a Centralia High School Class of 1967 graduate.  Mr. Burson built a 1/32 scale model of a train.  The train is enclosed in a display case and is equipped with a multimedia display.  The train is a wood-fired All American 440, the same model that carried […]

37th Prairie Queen Quilt Show

by Tim Motley

The 37th Prairie Queen Quilt Show will be held at the Centralia Museum Sunday, October 1, through Sunday, November 5, 2017. Your generosity in sharing your treasured quilts, wall hangings, table covers, and pillows is greatly appreciated.  Quilted items of all designs are requested to make a successful display.  Needlework items such as crochet work, […]

Centralia Historical Society Update – March 2017

by Tim Motley

Centralia Historical Society docents met Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at the Museum to complete plans for the year. Sunday, May 7th, 2017 is our opening day and we will be open from 2-4 p.m. “Light the Way’ was chosen as the 2017 theme which will feature Family and Generation photos, along with your pet pictures. […]

Museum Update – April 20, 2016

by Tim Motley

Centralia Historical Society met Tuesday night, April 19th at the Centralia Museum. Marjorie Motley welcomed members to the 42nd Annual meeting. Carolyn Dawson, President of the Board conducted the business session. Dawson thanked three retiring Board members, Amy Hopkins, Kelly Dickerson and Marilyn Dick for their service.  Three new board members, Jim Lee, Linda Benoit […]

New Museum Acquisition!

by Tim Motley

A newly acquired (one of a kind) acquisition will be displayed in basement. The Chance line pole collection has been hung with new additions for viewing.

Christmas Decor

by Tim Motley

CHRISTMAS: Peace on Earth- Holiday Happiness – Share the Spirit! The Christmas theme will be “Tis the Season” with Open House dates to be announced for December. Showcases filled with: pictures of inventor, graduates, vets, etc. favorite collection relating to Centralia needlework, various & related Christmas – Volunteers needed to decorate

Fall Decor

by Tim Motley

September 27, 2015 – November 1, 2015: Timeless Treasures – Prized Possessions We will showcase Election, Presidential and Patriotic memorabilia. Showcases filled with: pictures of inventor, graduates, vets, etc. favorite collection relating to Centralia needlework, various & related

Summer Decor

by Tim Motley

July, August & September: Business and Building – Popular Places –then & now Showcases filled with: pictures of inventor, graduates, vets, etc. favorite collection relating to Centralia needlework, various & related

Spring Decor

by Tim Motley

April, May & June: Celebrating our Citizens – Young or Experienced Showcases filled with: pictures of inventor, graduates, vets, etc. favorite collection relating to Centralia needlework, various & related