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The Centre Furnace Mansion serves as headquarters for the Centre County Historical Society. The Mansion, the ironmaster’s residence for Centre Furnace, has been restored and is furnished to reflect the period of residency of ironmaster Moses Thompson and his family, Learn More >>

Inspiration for the Centre Furnace Mansion gardens reflects the styles that began in the 19th century when Ironmaster Moses Thompson and his family lived in the Mansion. The property is tucked into a hillside, secluded by large spruce, maple, walnut and sycamore trees. Learn More >>

Up, Up and Away: Sherm Lutz and the State College Air Depot. Sherman “Sherm” Lutz was a pioneer aviator, instructor, and airport owner in Centre County, PA during the mid to late 20th century. He played a pivotal role in bringing commercial airline flights to the region. Learn More >>

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This website is being made possible in part through a grant provided by the Centre County Board of Commissioners and Happy Valley Adventure Bureau.

Funding for the Centre County Historical Society is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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