Welcome to the Centre County Historical Society!

Welcome to the

Centre County Historical Society!

John H. Zeigler Historic Preservation Awards

Since 1988, the Centre County Historical Society has annually recognized individuals and organizations for their outstanding work in preserving and interpreting Centre County history. This year’s Award Ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2023. 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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