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Centre County Explorers Day - your passport to Centre County historic and cultural sites!

The Centre County Historical Society is holding a Centre County Explorers Day for visitors of all ages at the Centre Furnace Mansion on Sunday, June 4, 2:00-5:00 p.m. To celebrate the newly designed Centre County Explorers Passport, visitors will have the opportunity to pick up a passport for themselves or their family, tour the Centre Furnace Mansion, visit a 19th century building tool display and demonstration and meet representatives from other Centre County Passport sites.

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Where to find your forever happy in Happy Valley

The wedding bells are ringing here in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania! As wedding season blooms alongside the tulips, crocuses and daffodils, brides and grooms are getting ready to tie the knot at some of Happy Valley’s most unique venues. Whether you long to be surrounded by grandeur or you have ambitions of a simple, intimate affair, there is no shortage of options here in Happy Valley. Provided you’ve left time to plan, of course! Venues for those special dates book fast, but be sure to check out some of these unique venues in your search for the perfect place to say, “I do!”

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Tom Laird on why Philipsburg will always be home: “It’s feisty fun”

If you visit Philipsburg and make your way to the new Moshannon Valley Heritage Center (we highly recommend that you do!), you’ll inevitably run into Tom Laird. He is, after all, a lifelong Philipsburg resident, original member of The Cold Stream Beach Bums, and can regale you with stories of old dams, forgotten ruins, hollows and hills of the area. “It sings to me,” he says.

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Happy Valley has a piece of history for every interest

Happy Valley is brimming with history — rich stories of daring do, enterprise, heartbreak, victory, mystery, intrigue, and adventure. There is truly something to suit every sort of historical interest and taste, right here in our own backyard.

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34th Annual John H. Ziegler Historic Preservation Awards of the Centre County Historical Society

Since 1988, the Centre County Historical Society (CCHS) has annually recognized individuals and organizations for their outstanding work in preserving and interpreting Centre County history. Historic preservation and advocacy projects from around the county will be featured on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Match Factory in Bellefonte, home of the American Philatelic Society. Light refreshments will be available.


Local Historia Makes Connecting with History Easy

Maris operates Local Historia along with partner (and fellow school teacher ) Dustin Elder. Local Historia is an educational platform that focuses on “engaging content, walking tours, and other unique experiences,” including “History Pub” — an evening of cocktails and historical conversation at Big Springs Spirits, and an annual “Spooky Speakeasy,” with ghost stories at the Gamble Mill

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at HappyValley.com/events