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 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 […]

Envisioning the Future: Creative Approaches to Transportation Corridors 

Presentation by Dan Marriott, PhD., Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Penn State   Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. At Centre LifeLink EMS, 125 Puddintown Road, State College, PA “The builders of tomorrow’s roads must be practical dreamers.”  -Victoria Faber Stevenson, American Highways, 1919  The Centre County Historical Society is hosting a forum for community […]

Ring the Bell!

BOOGERSBURG SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, September 11, 1:00—4:00 p.m. State College, PA – The school bell will be ringing at the historic Boogersburg One-Room School on Sunday, September 11, 2022 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 […]

Memories at the Gamble Mill: A Historic Landmark in Bellefonte, Pa.

Book Signing and Tours by Matt Maris Wednesday, August 17, 2022, @ The Gamble Mill, Bellefonte Tours at 5:00, 5:45 or 6:30 p.m. start in The Speakeasy, RSVP Required, Tour space limited RSVP for one of the tour times at or call 814-234-4779 Bellefonte, Pa.  – Join the Centre County Historical Society on Wednesday, […]

27th Annual Centre Furnace Mansion Plant Celebration

State College, PA – The Centre County Historical Society is pleased to invite the public to its 27th Annual Plant Celebration sale on Saturday, Saturday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. at Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Ave., State College. Those attending are encouraged to bring their plant and garden questions as […]

Centre County Historical Society Receives Old Iron Kettle

State College, PA – The Centre County Historical Society is pleased to announce that the State College Area High School Alumni Association (SCAHSAA) has donated the legendary “Old Iron Kettle.” The Kettle was the coveted trophy from the intense Bellefonte-State College football rivalry from 1941 to 1972, and it now graces the Hearth Room in […]

Centre County Encyclopedia of History and Culture

State College, PA – The Centre County Historical Society has launched the Centre County Encyclopedia of History & Culture ( The online encyclopedia provides an authoritative look at the county’s past. The more than 100 initial entries present the county’s history and culture, in all its variety, through topics and themes. The encyclopedia is an […]