• 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…

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  • Legacy Day of the Civilian Conservation Corps:Company 1333 – Camp S-63, Poe Valley

    SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2023: 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.Poe Valley State Park, Centre County, PA – The Centre County Historical Society is pleased to partnerwith the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and William Marcum, localhistorian and research authority on the Poe Valley CCC Camp, to invite the public to attend a day longprogram about the…

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  • 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…

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  • 28th Annual Centre Furnace Mansion Plant Celebration

    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…

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  • Lay This Body Down

    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…

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  • 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,…

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