Centre County Historical Society, State College

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Centre County Historical Society is headquartered at the Centre Furnace Mansion, a restored and furnished ironmaster's home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This historic mansion and nearby iron furnace stack represent the 18th century beginnings of the charcoal iron industry in this area, and the 19th century birthplace of the Pennsylvania State University.
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  • I participate in their Christmas fundraiser each year which is an arts and crafts show. Most pleasant staff and lovely setting.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • We just showed up to look around and were greeted by Gloria. She proceeded to give us an amazing impromptu tour filled with fun history tidbits! Do you know what a “Sad iron” is? Gloria does and she’ll be happy to fill you in. We plan to bring all visitors to this mansion. So fun!
  • Awesome historic space to take in.

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