Uncovering the Iron Furnaces at Pennsylvania Furnace Sunday, March 4 @ 2:00 p.m. at the Centre Furnace Mansion Presented by Robert Hazelton. John Lyon began ironmaking at Pennsylvania Furnace around 1813. The operation continued as[...]
From Centre County: Through the Lens Friday, March 16, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. @ The State College Framing Company and Gallery The State College Framing Company and Gallery is hosting an exhibit & sale to[...]
Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College Presented by Roger L. Williams March 25, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. at the Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center This illustrated talk showcases the life and contributions of Evan[...]
FIND YOUR CENTRE: CULTIVATING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS PA Museums Annual Statewide Museum Conference @ The American Philatelic Society, Match Factory in Bellefonte PA Museums is a non-profit organization that works in advocacy and support of Pennsylvania museums[...]
Your donations through Centre Gives not only qualify your favorite organization for a larger share of Centre Foundation’s $200,000 stretch pool, but also help organizations qualify for additional prize money. Follow along on Facebook and[...]
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.