Current Exhibits

  • 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 […]

  • Centre County Women in the American Red Cross - Celebrating a Centennial The State College Chapter of the American Red Cross was founded on March 27, 1917 by Katharine Cotton Sparks. It was Katharine’s dream to bring the forces of town and gown together to improve the welfare of the community through an emergency response [...]

  • Most of us have had a teacher that has made a lasting impact on our lives. For many young Bellefonte girls in the early nineteenth century that teacher was Miss Sarah Tucker. In our area we know that Miss Tucker ran a subscription school in Bellefonte from about 1807 to 1825. As part of the [...]

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    When the first settlers arrived in North America in the seventeenth century, iron tools, weapons, and cooking implements were staples of Northern European life. Unwilling to rely on imported objects from Europe, the early colonists established […]

  • A permanent exhibit of early American tools opened at the Centre Furnace Mansion on Sunday, April 14, 2002.

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