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EDUCATOR RESOURCES

Research and Explore Centre County History

Below you will find resources to help you and your students better understand the role of Centre Furnace in iron making and the formation of Centre County and Penn State.

Additional Resources
Centre County & Centre Furnace

Centre County Historic Resources Map

Centre County School Districts – Iron Histories

Centre Furnace & Mansion Timeline

Exploring the Landscape of Centre County

Iron Furnaces & Forges in Centre County

Iron Industry in Centre County

Be a Successful Ironmaster

Iron Making

Life Cycle of Charcoal Iron 

Iron Furnace Workers

Iron Glossary

Iron Products

Other websites of interest

Think Like a Historian Poster

 

Focus Questions
  1. Why was Centre Furnace important?

  2. How is your life different or the same as the Thompson family (the family who lived here in the 1800’s)?

  3. What is the Penn State connection to Centre Furnace?

 

 

Due to COVID-19, we are currently not scheduling tours.

Class field trips/group visits/home-school visits can be scheduled by calling 814-234-4779.

Visits to Boogersburg are scheduled for late April – Mid June or in September.

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Tel: 814-234-4779

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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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