Come and Visit the Colman Museum and Centerville One Room Schoolhouse
Find out about the facinating history of Butte Creek Canyon. Exhibits feature the Native Americans, the Gold Rush, the Chinese Miners, Pioneer Families, early Hydroelectric Power and much more.
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The First Sunday in June : 9am - 3pm
The first Centerville School was built in 1872 at Nimshew and Helltown Road. Ms. Kate Gillman was the first teacher with a salary of $30.00, plus room and board. In 1891 Ms. Ada Woods began teaching at the school, and became engaged to Charles Hintz. He built a new school at his property, just a short distance from the "Steelbridge". He sold the school to the district for $600.00. In 1895 Charles Hintz and Ada Woods were married.