Current Exhibits

  • Unraveling the Threads of History: Needlework Samplers from the 19th Century 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 [...]

  • Everyday Iron explores the iron story and the role that Iron played in the 18th and 19th centuries in our nation and in the early growth of Centre County. From the furnace fire to the blacksmith at the foundry, discover how iron objects made it to the marketplace.

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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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