Centre County Explorers Day

YOUR PASSPORT TO CENTRE COUNTY HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SITES SUNDAY JUNE 9, 2:00—5:00 p.m., CENTRE FURNACE MANSION RAIN OR SHINE! The Centre County Historical Society is holding a Centre County Explorers Day for visitors of all ages at the Centre Furnace Mansion on Sunday, June 9, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to pick […]

29th Annual Centre Furnace Mansion Plant Celebration

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2024, 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.RAIN OR SHINE! State College, PA – The Centre County Historical Society warmly invites the community to join us for the 29th Annual Plant Celebration sale hosted by the Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners, Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the historic Centre Furnace Mansion from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. […]

Managing Your Personal Archives

Talk by Jackie R. EspositoSaturday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m.At ​Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Ave., State College, RSVP Required Jackie Esposito, Archivist/Librarian emerita, Penn State University, will be presenting Managing Your Personal Archives at the Centre Furnace Mansion. The presentation will provide guidelines and helpful hints for individuals wanting to manage their personal […]

Centre County’s Black Civil War, Troops in the Struggle for Freedom

History Talk by William A. Blair, Ph.D.Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m. RSVP REQUIRED Dr. William Blair, emeritus professor of history from Penn State, will present an illustrated talk based on his fresh research into local history which, at times, unearths treasures. Such is the case with the story of the military service of Centre […]


Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi today dedicated a new campus historical marker titled “Birthplace of Penn State” at Centre Furnace Mansion, home of the Centre County Historical Society. In her second year as Penn State’s president, Bendapudi has visited all of Penn State’s campuses across the Commonwealth. Today’s visit was her first to Centre Furnace […]


OF THE CENTRE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2024, 3:00 P.M. Pennsylvania Match Factory, 100 Match Factory Place,  Bellefonte, PA Since 1988, the Centre County Historical Society (CCHS) has annually recognized individuals and organizations for their outstanding work in preserving and interpreting Centre County history. Historic preservation and advocacy projects from around the county […]

2023 Stocking Stuffer

21st ANNIVERSARYSTOCKING STUFFER MAGICAL HOLIDAY MARKETEvent Sponsor: Mimi Barash CoppersmithRack Card Sponsor: The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau FRI & SAT, December 1 & 2, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and SUN, December 3, Noon – 4:00 p.m. @ The Centre Furnace Mansion × 1001 E. College Ave. × State College, PA $5.00 Admission Ring in the […]

History of Radio in Centre County

Encyclopedia Live Talk by David DzikowskiSunday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. RSVP REQUIRED David Dzikowski is a Teaching Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State.  He was the Manager of WPSU-FM, Penn State’s NPR station from 1986 to 1997 and the Assistant Director for Public Broadcasting – Radio at WKYU-FM, Bowling Green, Kentucky […]

2023 Boogersburg Open House

The school bell will be ringing at the historic Boogersburg One-Room School on Sunday, September 10, 2023 starting at 1:00 p.m. to welcome children of all ages back to school!  Come any time in the afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., enjoy refreshments, learn about the school’s history, join in recess games, try your hand […]