Donate to CCHS during Centre Gives!

8 a.m. Tuesday, May 9 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 10

Please support the Centre County Historical Society during Centre Gives!  If every friend of CCHS makes a donation of $25 or more, we could easily raise over $25,000!  Your gift of just $25 helps the Centre County Historical Society compete for a larger share of the $200,000 stretch pool provided by the Centre Foundation, as well as qualify for additional prize money!  This would be an historic event for the Historical Society!


Want help donating Online?  Come to our OPEN HOUSE.  Join CCHS for a special Open House and Reception at the Centre Furnace Mansion.  Tour the Mansion, enjoy refreshments, and let us help you make a donation online during this special fundraiser.

Need a little help?

Open House
Tuesday, May 9
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
@ The Centre Furnace Mansion

If you need assistance, or a little inspiration, drop by the Centre Furnace Mansion. Please give from wherever you are:

What is Centre Gives?

The Centre County Historical Society looks forward to once again participating in the Centre Gives 36-hour online giving event hosted by the Centre Foundation.  Centre Gives is an online fundraiser event that will enable charitable organizations that serve Centre County (like the Historical Society [CCHS]) to raise a large amount of funds in a short period of time.  Countywide, matching funds of $200,000 will be available from the Centre Foundation (pro-rated matching amounts if total funds raised countywide exceed $100,000). Money raised will be made directly available to the nonprofits on whose behalf it is received.

In 2016, the Centre County Historical Society received  $15,052. including matching funds from the Centre Foundation. This year, with your help, CCHS hopes to break $17,000 in giving!

Why give to CCHS?

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The mission of the Centre County Historical Society is to help people understand, experience, appreciate, and preserve our county’s cultural and natural heritage. Donations to CCHS through Centre Gives help educate children and adults through:

  • Programs and exhibits
  • Publications
  • Research, museums, and collections

Your contributions support the CCHS programs and the continuing preservation of the Centre Furnace Mansion – the Birthplace of Penn State.  We hope you will carefully consider this special event as a time to give to CCHS. Watch for additional details about this event in the near future.

For more information on this and other Centre County Historical Society exhibits and programs, please call the Society at (814) 234-4779.