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.