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Centre County Historical Society

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Lovely, quaint mansion

I participate in their Christmas fundraiser each year which is an arts and crafts show. Most... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
deb10pink
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State College, Pennsylvania
Worth your membership!

Many dedicated members and volunteers make this organization be an outstanding location in our... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
deestout15
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State College, Pennsylvania
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1001 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-6898
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I participate in their Christmas fundraiser each year which is an arts and crafts show. Most pleasant staff and lovely setting.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank deb10pink
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Many dedicated members and volunteers make this organization be an outstanding location in our community. The Mansion is filled with history and examples of culture from this area. The diversity of programs they offer provide many educational opportunities for all.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank deestout15
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I went here to volunteer with Penn State Homecoming and the staff was excellent and so friendly! They gave us a great tour and it was so amazing to hear the local history we never known before!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

I was looking for something to do for an afternoon, and I saw a little brochure about the Centre County Historical Society Mansion. Don't let the name put you off. It is more than just a society building. They have a very good house tour...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Virginia Y
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The mansion, where the Farmer's High School story began was beautifully decorated for the winters holidays.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank ledonyoung
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The mansion of the former owners of Centre Furnace, located across the street, has been well-maintained, decorated with traditional furnishings, and and serves as the Society's center. It is available for exhibits, socials, receptions, etc. Tours are available.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank rxl2
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The Historical Society's located in the old Centre Furnace Mansion right on College Avenue at Porter Road. The mansion and t's iron furnace represents the 18th century beginnings of the charcoal iron industry in the central Pennsylvania area. It was the home of Centre Furnace...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Bill B
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Visiting this historic house is a great way to learn about the history of Centre County with docent-led tours.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

This part of Pennsylvania has not always been an education institution. A commercial center of Pennsylvania, the home of seven state governors, an early scholastic football powerhouse (Bellefonte Academy), a center of ecumencial tolerance and welcome in the 17h century, and a mining and agricultural...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank amosesq
Reviewed 19 May 2015

The Centre Furnace Mansion, where the Centre County Historical Society is housed, is a lovely, beautifully furnished mansion that was the birth place of Penn State, then called Farmer's High School. The grounds, which contain a Sycamore that, according to records, was growing on site...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank 1947Carlo
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