Past Exhibits

  • 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 [...]

  • Sunday, May 29 - October 15, 2016 Sun./Wed./Fri. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. @The Centre Furnace Mansion Happy 50th Anniversary to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts! To commemorate this milestone, the Historical Society is hosting an interactive exhibition at the Centre Furnace Mansion in collaboration with the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and [...]

  • Tough Times and Lasting Legacies: The Great Depression, The New Deal and Centre County
    2008 exhibit that explored the effects of the Great Depression on the industrial-based Centre County economy and how the New Deal programs impacted it.

  • An exhibit which explored the rich history of the people who lived in Central Pennsylvania for thousands of years before Euro Americans arrived.

  • View the panels from our 2007 exhibit – “Centre County and the Civil War”

  • “Rural Landscapes: Exploring rural heritage through the art of the Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania”

  • 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.

  • Veiled Arts of Victorian Women: Mar. 16 – Aug. 31, 2014. This exhibition will examine the role of women in the Victorian period: Rules of etiquette, hidden languages and tradition of flowers, fans, and calling cards will be explored as well as the challenge of safely preserving and storing food.

  • A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania’s New Deal Post Office Murals.

    March 10 – December 22, 2013

    The Centre County Historical Society hosted the traveling exhibit titled “A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania’s New Deal Post Office Murals” in 2013. In 1933, the administration of […]

  • Building on the Past: Bringing 19th Century Innovation to a 20th Century Industrial Park

  • Shedding Light on the Past: Lighting Devices of the 18th and 19th Centuries

  • Everyday life in central Pennsylvania during the 19th century was comprised of daily tasks performed by the women of the family.

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