While many Penn State students are starting classes and local school children are about to enter into their new school year, children of all ages will experience a rare glimpse of school life in the[...]
Presented by Richard Pencek If you missed this presentation at the Old House Fair earlier this spring, mark your calendar! Dick Pencek will share insights and examples of late 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania rooms[...]
Join us September 18th for a family friendly celebration of the Central PA Festival of the Arts! Bring your favorite stories and early Arts Festival purchases to show and tell. Children’s scrapbook activity for ages 4-12. Exhibition:[...]
Each year, Day of Caring volunteers work on improvement projects for Centre County; these services are available for all qualifying non-profit organizations, community recreational facilities, historical sites, and other relevant areas. The projects consist of[...]
The History of Beaver Stadium, presented by Lee Stout More information coming soon so please check back!
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.