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Juneteenth

Juneteenth 2024 Celebration in State College PA

Please join us for this special two day event starting June 14th with an Art Exhibition at the Woskob Family Gallery. Followed by the Juneteenth Block Party on June 15th at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza and Fraser Street.

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Step Back In Time At These Five Museums In Happy Valley

Travelers can explore museums and historical sites in Happy Valley that showcase Happy Valley's rich history. The Delaware, Shawnee, Mingo, and Iroquois tribes made their life off the land by planting crops in the fertile valleys and hunting game among the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. Explorers and settlers arrived in the mid-18th century, and industry would soon follow a couple of decades later with the discovery of iron ore.

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Journey Into Bellefonte’s Past

From the beautiful Victorian homes to the sites enshrined in the National Register of Historic Places, nearly everywhere you turn in Bellefonte, you can see traces of the rich history of our community. Local Historia, a group with a “passion for local history, community, and preservation,” is a terrific source for finding out more about this history, and one of their most important recent projects is their tour, “The Underground Railroad in Bellefonte, PA.”

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35th Annual John H. Zieglier 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 21, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Match Factory in Bellefonte, home of the American Philatelic Society. Light refreshments will be available.

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Vintage Halloween finds and creepy collectibles in Happy Valley, PA

Both works of art and pieces of nostalgia, vintage Halloween decorations are on trend. Whether you are looking for that perfect piece to add to your existing collection, just getting started as a collector, or just want to get in the Halloween spirit, you are in luck! Several antique shops in Happy Valley, PA offer a variety of the niche collectibles, along with otherwise creepy finds, so you can celebrate the spooky season in style.

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