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Crooked house

The Crooked House: Public Art Explores The Meaning Of Home

“What do you do with an 1857 house that can’t be saved?”

It depends on who you ask. If you ask Benjamin Fehl, who moved to the area to go to Penn State and fell in love with Happy Valley, the answer is clear: You make art.

Fehl, who has a background in both art and architecture, bought an 1850s house in Milesburg at an auction in 2004. At first, his vision was to restore the little house that had belonged to Abigail Miles, the niece of the founder of Milesburg. He uncovered bits of history, from a massive stone fireplace to 150-year-old handprints in the plaster.

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Central Pennsylvania Stories

State College, PA – Central Pennsylvania Stories, a new anthology of 41 historical articles by local historian Ralph Seeley, has just arrived at Centre Furnace Mansion and is now available to the public. Published for the Centre County Historical Society by Mt. Nittany Press, the book’s varied stories cover Centre County and nearby locales from the 17th through 20th centuries.

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Boal Museum Classical Music Series for Spring 2022!

Sundays on April 24, May 8, and May 22

The Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion Museum announces this year’s Spring Classical Music Series beginning Sunday, April 24, with Piano Duo Azul, featuring Hyeyoung Song and Amy Gustafson playing piano four-hands. The concert will be held in the Mansion Ballroom at 3 pm.

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Five Family Adventures in Clearfield

Happy Valley’s neighbor, Clearfield County, has tons of grownup experiences to enjoy, from inventive wines to historical finds to adventures that showcase the great outdoors. But when I visited there recently, I kept thinking about how much fun my kids were going to have when I took them with me the next time. As a mom of five teens, I swear by the magic combo of fresh air fun and copious amounts of good food. Here’s five Clearfield adventures on our bucket list.

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We Are Weekend Returns to Happy Valley in Hybrid Form

There is no better place in the world to kick off your summer vacation than right here in Happy Valley! From hiking and biking to golfing and outdoor dining, there are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in our region. And if you are really looking to start your summer right and connect with your favorite college memories, Penn State University is again welcoming back all alums for their annual We Are Weekend.

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