Aaronsburg Story

Aaronsburg Story was pageant and panel in aftermath of World War II that garnered worldwide attention with message that people of all backgrounds should accept one another despite their differences.

Union Church

Union Church, better known as the “Old Mud Church,” is landmark in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, that initially served as town’s first schoolhouse and place of worship for all denominations.

St. John Catholic Church

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte, established in 1828, is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Centre County. Catholics began settling in the county in the early 1800s. By 1824, the number had grown large enough to warrant a priest from Bedford visiting Bellefonte regularly on mission stops. Mass was said at a […]

Emmanuel Union Church

Emmanuel Union Church in Tusseyville, founded in 1810, is one of the oldest churches in Centre County and for many years was one of the last remaining “union” churches, serving both Lutheran and United Church of Christ congregations. A small log church was built around 1805 for Lutheran and Reformed congregations. The land was donated […]

Aaron Levy

Aaron Levy portrait

Aaron Levy (1742-1815) was a Jewish immigrant who arrived in America from the Netherlands and donated land for a church and school in the Centre County village that became Aaronsburg in 1786. The goodwill behind the donation of the land to the group of German Christian immigrants who settled the community, along with a gift […]