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.
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
Life Cycle of Charcoal Iron
Iron Furnace Workers
Other websites of interest
Why was Centre Furnace important?
How is your life different or the same as the Thompson family (the family who lived here in the 1800’s)?
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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