The Centre County Encyclopedia of History & Culture provides an authoritative look at the county’s past. The encyclopedia presents Centre County's history and culture, in all its variety, through topics and themes.
The encyclopedia is sponsored by the Centre County Historical Society. Founded in 1904, the society is the official historical society of Centre County, working collaboratively with local, regional, county, and state organizations to preserve and promote the area’s historic, cultural, and natural resources through programs and exhibitions, archival and artifact collections, and publications.
Mission & Goals
The mission of the encyclopedia is to share reliable and current information about historically significant events, groups, people, places, and things in Centre County.
Goals that support the mission:
- Develop a collaborative project that utilizes the expertise of individuals and groups
- Provide authoritative information on a range of topics and themes
- Create a web-based platform that is regularly updated to serve the needs of users
Standards & Practices
The encyclopedia follows accepted scholarly standards in the research, documentation, and presentation of content. All entries have been carefully reviewed and edited for accuracy, clarity, objectivity, and completeness. Errors of fact or interpretation in the research and writing of articles will be investigated and corrected if required.
R. Thomas Berner
Blannie E. Bowen