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.
Thank you for the 2014 Stocking Stuffer Many, many enthusiastic thanks to all who contributed to the 12th Annual Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art and fine Craft Show to make it the most successful ever! To be sure, CCHS relies on business and individual supporters, its loyal membership, fundraisers, and the literally thousands of hours of [...]
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Boogersburg School (1877-1952) is a one-room school house built for Patton Township children by Centre Furnace ironmaster and farmer Moses Thompson..