The inspiration for the Encyclopedia Live history talk series comes from the over 170 articles available through the Centre County Encyclopedia of History & Culture which 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. This series will feature topics and authors featured in the online encyclopedia.
History is an interpretive art, based on available evidence. Accordingly, the interpretations are, at times, controversial and contested. The Centre County Historical Society strongly supports freedom of speech and the First Amendment rights of our speakers, authors, and writers. The Society does not necessarily endorse or support all views, conclusions, and opinions expressed, yet believes they merit entry into the marketplace of ideas and the scrutiny it affords.
The Encyclopedia Live History Talks are in-person at the Centre Furnace Mansion unless otherwise noted in individual talks. Event parking is available on the lower lawn along College Avenue, as well as in the Mansion lot off Porter Road. Visitors may also park behind Esber Home and Rugs. Please contact Mary Sorensen at 814-234-4779 or email@example.com for additional information. The Series is coordinated by CCHS Board of Governors Communications Chair Dr. Ford Risley.
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Past programs that have been held by Zoom may be found on the CCHS YouTube Channel.