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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 >>

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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 >>

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On May 1, 1877, Moses Thompson, deeded property along what is now Fox Hill Road for the Boogersburg School.  It has become a favorite museum resource for the many local elementary school children who have visited the school to experience a typical late 19th century school day.  Learn More >>

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Tel: 814-234-4779

Email: info@centrecountyhistory.org

1001 E. College Ave.  |  State College, PA 16801

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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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