Welcome to the Centre County Historical Society!

Welcome to the

Centre County Historical Society!

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 >>

Centre County Explorers Passport

The Centre County Explorers Passport is a booklet designed to inspire you to explore the amazing collection of historic and cultural treasures that exist in Centre County. Learn More >>

‘Birthplace of Penn State’ historical marker dedication

The new blue-and-white marker commemorates the trustees’ decision — after much consideration of other sites — to locate the new school at the confluence of Nittany and Penns valleys, near the Centre Furnace ironworks. Click here to watch the WPSU video. Learn More >>

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