Centre County Historical Society 2017 Distinguished Speakers Series The Pennsylvania German Groundhog Lodges and Versammlinge Presented by: William W. Donner, Department of Anthropology, Kutztown University In the 1930s, Pennsylvania Germans started Groundhog Lodges to provide[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.