Welcome to the Centre County Historical Society!

Welcome to the

Centre County Historical Society!

John H. Ziegler Historic Preservation Awards of the Centre County Historical Society

Welcome the holiday season with a Historic preservation and advocacy projects from around the county will be featured on January 23 at 3:00 p.m. Join us to celebrate and learn about the amazing work and dedication of the 2021 award recipients. Learn More >>

The Centre Furnace Mansion

Inspiration for the Centre Furnace 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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