Please note that we are currently building our Old House Fair programming for 2017, please save the date and check back for details! The Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association (BHCA) is pleased to host the[...]
Your donations through Centre Gives not only qualify your favorite organization for a larger share of Centre Foundation’s $100,000 stretch pool, but also help organizations qualify for additional prize money. Follow along on Facebook and[...]
The Plant Celebration has become a spring tradition at the Centre Furnace Mansion and plays an important role in the fun and fundraising efforts of the Centre County Historical Society! The Plant Celebration & Garden[...]
Exhibition Reception: Sunday, June 4 @ 2:00 p.m. Exhibit: March 19 – September 24, 2017 Sun/Wed/Fri. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. A young girl in the nineteenth century would have completed her first sampler by age[...]
Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps: Company 1333 – Camp S-63, Poe Valley The Centre County Historical Society is pleased to partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and William Marcum,[...]
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.