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 […]

Centre County Explorers Day

Your Passport to Centre County HistorySunday, June 4, 2023 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 4, 2:00-5:00 p.m. To celebrate the newly designed Centre County Explorers Passport, visitors will have the opportunity to pick up a […]

28th Annual Centre Furnace Mansion Plant Celebration

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE! The Centre County Historical Society invites the public to attend its 28th Annual Plant Celebration sale on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Centre Furnace Mansion from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Bring your burning garden questions, plant samples or identification questions for Penn State Cooperative […]

Lay This Body Down

May 2, 2023 Centre County native Charles Fergus will present a talk and book signing about his third Gideon Stoltz Mystery, Lay This Body Down. Fergus writes mysteries set in Pennsylvania in the Jacksonian Era of the 1830s. This talk will be held at the Centre Furnace Mansion in State College at 7:00 p.m. Lay […]

Reporting the Civil War

March 26, 2023 Professor Ford Risley will present an illustrated talk, “Reporting the Civil War,” based on his book, Civil War Journalism. The talk will be held on March 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Centre Furnace Mansion. The Civil War was the first American war widely reported by newspapers and magazines. Hundreds of correspondents, […]

Rethinking 322

Rethinking 322, Strategies for the Proposed State College Area Connector in Penns-Brush Valley is a new resource booklet designed to help inform local residents’ responses to PennDOT’s State College Area Connector project — is now available online from the Centre County Historical Society, at CentreHistory.org/connector. The booklet is the outgrowth of a partnership between Department […]

“​Penn State Blue Band”

Talk and Book Signing by Thomas E. Range II and Lewis LazarowSunday, October 23, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.At Centre LifeLink EMS, 125 Puddintown Road, State College, PA Thomas E. Range II and Lewis Lazarow, will present an illustrated talk: Penn State Blue Band. ​The Penn State Blue Band has been performing for over enthusiastic fans […]