Every age will enjoy learning how shake shingles, beams and pegs were made without the benefit of modern tools.
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.
The CCHS office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy the day with your family at a Memorial Day event: * Boalsburg Memorial Day Service – 6 pm. * Blacksmith Demonstrations at the Boalsburg Blacksmith Shop. CONTINUE READING →
Boogersburg School (1877-1952) is a one-room school house built for Patton Township children by Centre Furnace ironmaster and farmer Moses Thompson.