Schoolmarms, slates, & sack races! Celebrate going back to school 19th century style with this special open house at the historic Boogersburg One Room School. Children of all ages will love to experience sitting[...]
Native People and Their Paths in Central Pennsylvania Presented by author By Ralph Seeley Through this program, based on Seeley’s book by the same name, Ralph fills in gaps and dispels some myths about the earliest[...]
Pennsylvania Farming: A History in Landscapes Presented by author Dr. Sally McMurry, Professor Emerita of History, Penn State University. Sunday, September 9, 2:00 p.m. at the Centre Furnace Mansion Sally McMurry is Professor Emerita[...]
Nailed to the Crossbar: From the NCAA-Penn State Consent Decree to the Joe Paterno Family Lawsuit Program and book signing by author Ronald A. Smith Sunday, October 14, 2:00 p.m. at the Centre Furnace Mansion[...]
Welcome to the Centre County Historical Society! CCHS is the oldest and largest of the county's historical organizations and has celebrated the rich heritage of Centre County for over 100 years. The Centre County Historical Society is headquartered at the Centre Furnace Mansion, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion and iron furnace stack represent the beginnings of the area's charcoal iron industry, and the birthplace of the Pennsylvania State University.
Explore our website to learn more about our county's history, our collections, educational programs, events and exhibits and efforts in historic preservation.