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Centralia Historical Society

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
April — November
Wednesday   02:00PM — 04:00PM
Sunday   02:00PM — 04:00PM
Saturday   02:00PM — 04:00PM
319 E. Sneed St.
Centralia, MO 65240

Additional Information

Open Seasonally Only
Not Wheelchair Accessible
No Smoking
All Ages
Historic District
Pets Are Not Allowed
Donations Accepted
Personal Check
Reservations Not Required
Advance Contact Requested
Historic District

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