Welcome to the Centre County Historical Society!

Welcome to the

Centre County Historical Society!

28th Annual Plant Celebration & Garden Sale

Mark your calendars, Saturday, May 13, 2023, for the 2023 Plant Celebration! The Plant Celebration features native and non-native plants from local and regional growers, as well as from the Centre Furnace Mansion Gardens. Learn More >>

The Centre Furnace Mansion

The Centre Furnace Mansion serves as headquarters for the Centre County Historical Society. The Mansion, the ironmaster’s residence for Centre Furnace, has been restored and is furnished to reflect the period of residency of ironmaster Moses Thompson and his family. Learn More >>

The Boogersburg School

On May 1, 1877, Moses Thompson, the ironmaster and owner of Centre Furnace, deeded property along what is now Fox Hill Road for the Boogersburg School. For the next 75 years, the Boogersburg School served first through eighth grade youth. Learn More >>

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