Whether you are doing research or just curious about the history of Centre County, our Museum Store at the Centre Furnace Mansion and online has a wide variety of publications. We feature over 30 publications in our online shop and double that in our Museum Store at the Centre Furnace Mansion! Stop by to purchases books, gifts, greeting cards and publications from the Centre County Genealogical Society.
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Centre County Sampler Pattern
This is a pattern for a contemporary sampler that draws elements from Centre County samplers created between 1820 and 1842. Includes color sampler pattern, information about the sampler and motifs that are used, stitch diagram and color chart for silk or cotton threat. Finished sampler measures 22in x 22in.
Designed by Ann Barton and digitized by Lynda DeBrasky to benefit the Centre County Historical Society. In conjunction with the CCHS Exhibit – Unraveling the Threads of History: Needlework Samplers from the 19th Century
A War, Three Women and a Tradition: The History of Boalsburg in the Civil War
Researched and written by local historians: Susan Evans, Robert Hazelton, Cathy Horner and Nancy Taylor, this new publication, “A War, Three Women and a Tradition: The History of Boalsburg in the Civil War” looks closely at the lives and families of Elizabeth Myers, Emma Hunter and Sophie Keller – the three women credited with starting Memorial Day. Unlike anything that has been written before on this subject, this book ties together who these women were, why they walked to the cemetery that day in October of 1864 and what they did with the rest of their lives. The book also gives a fascinating look at the connections Boalsburg and all of Centre County had to the major players of the Civil War including President Lincoln.