Centre County Historical Society 2017 Distinguished Speakers Series Consumed Nostalgia: Memory in the Age of Fast Capitalism Presented by Dr. Gary Cross, Distinguished Professor of Modern History at Pennsylvania State University. Gary Cross is Distinguished Professor[...]
Plan to join us in recognizing the 2017 Preservation Award recipients. Each year since 1988, the Centre County Historical Society (CCHS) has recognized various individuals and organizations for their outstanding work in preserving and interpreting[...]
Be the first to peruse and purchase the Stocking Stuffer sale before it opens to the public. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, and desserts, while enjoying live music. Refreshments are donated by the area’s finest caterers[...]
Sponsored by Mimi Barash Coppersmith The Stocking Stuffer sale features the hand-crafted work of local artisans and fine antiques by local dealers creating a unique indoor showcase featuring over 50 vendors. Gift items for sale[...]
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 State College Chapter of the American Red Cross was founded on March 27, 1917 by Katharine Cotton Sparks, wife of then Penn State president, Edwin Sparks. It was Katharine’s dream to bring the forces of town and gown […]