CCHS Membership

Membership starts at just $35 for individuals and $50 for families. In return, you’ll receive our quarterly publication Mansion Notes; a 10% discount on CCHS publications; advance notice of programs and news by email; and discounts on special event admission fees.

Increase your impact by becoming a Sustaining Member (which includes your entire household) through an ongoing monthly contribution starting at $25 per month. Sustaining Memberships require payment through a debit or credit card and will renew automatically each month. Payments are processed through Square and can be cancelled at any time. If you would like to increase your monthly membership contribution, you may do so by contacting Johanna Sedgwick at 814-234-4779 or

In recent years, we have seen the rapid growth of the award-winning Centre County Encyclopedia of History and Culture; the expansion of our quarterly Mansion Notes newsletter; continued repairs to the Centre Furnace Mansion and the Boogersburg School; the publication of the Aaronsburg to Zion: The Amazing Centre County Postcard Collection of Joan Hawbaker Brower; and ten presentations and events, including our our popular Plant Celebration and Stocking Stuffer Holiday Market, which celebrated its 21st anniversary in 2023. The two phase Centre Furnace Mansion Restoration project two restore the exterior of the mansion was completed; we are preparing for the annual Historical Preservation Awards program in January; and we have coordinated with Dr. Dan Marriott and his Landscape Architecture 414 students to explore possible design alternatives for the State College Area Connector transportation project on Rt. 322.

But we need you as a member to help us move forward. With your support, we can keep Centre County’s history alive, relevant, inclusive, and accessible to the entire community.

Benefits of Membership

  • Receive Mansion Notes (quarterly newsletter)
  • Receive 10% discount on select Centre County Historical Society publications (books eligible for a member discount are noted in the online store book description.)
  • Receive advance notice of programs and news by mail and/or email
  • Recieve discounts on special event admission fees

Membership payments may be made online or checks can be made out to CCHS and mailed to the Centre County Historical Society, 1001 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801.

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Membership Levels

  • Individual ($35)
  • Family ($50)
  • Friend ($100)
  • Patron ($250)
  • Sustaining (Starting at $25 per month)
  • Benefactor ($500)
  • Steward ($1000)
  • Ironmaster ($1500)

Your membership and gifts help the Centre County Historical Society enrich the lives of the public by sharing the story of the county’s unique past. Membership supports all aspects of the Historical Society’s operations.

CCHS is the oldest and largest county historical organization. Established in 1904, the Centre County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps people understand, experience, appreciate and preserve Centre County’s cultural and natural heritage.

​​The official registration and financial information of the Centre County Historical Society may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.