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Centralia Historical Society

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The Centralia Historical Society Museum is housed in a Victorian (Queen Anne) style built in 1904 by Centralia Pharmacist R. L. Hope and his wife. In 1924 the A.B. Chance Family purchased the house in 1923 and lived there until A.B.’s death in 1949. In the 1950’s the house was used as a guest house for the A.B. Chance Company. In 1974 the Chance Foundation purchased the home for a museum. In the museum you will find a room dedicated to Centralia’s involvement during the Civil War along with artifacts from former members of the Centralia community. The  Chance room holds items from the history of the A.B. Chance Co, now Hubbell Power Systems. In 1974, $65 cutters were modified  and used to save Sky Lab II, when the solar panels would not open. The museum is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.


Open Seasonally. Check website for details.
319 E. Sneed St.
Centralia, MO 65240

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Historic District
Activities Within 10 Miles
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Donations Accepted
General Interest Info
Open Seasonally Only
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check