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North Star Sculpture by Joe Beddall Announcement Ceremony March 21, 2024 @ 1:00 p.m.

The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County is pleased to announce the installation of the “North Star” sculpture by artist Joe Beddall. The sculpture is installed in the museum’s adjacent courtyard located at 133 N Allegheny St, in Bellefonte, PA. The project was supported by 3 DOTS in downtown State College with the Awesome Grant, a monthly $1000 award promoting local arts. Their mission also aims to inspire a more vibrant community by elevating the humanities, cultivating innovative experiences, and offering an inclusive public space for civic engagement.


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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Delightful Dining in Bellefonte, PA: A Culinary Journey Through Historic Charm

Welcome to Bellefonte, Pennsylvania – a picturesque town brimming with history, charm, and, most importantly, a vibrant food scene that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight. Nestled amid the breathtaking landscapes of Central Pennsylvania, this quaint town boasts an array of delectable dining options that are sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds from food connoisseurs to casual travelers seeking culinary delights.

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Metro-rural mix made Bellefonte a perfect new hometown for Amy Debach

When Amy Debach moved to Bellefonte in 2006, she was enthralled with the duality of the area — rural yet metro, culturally diverse yet deeply rooted in history. It’s a mix that invited involvement and has kept her here for close to two decades. She spoke to [] about the best ways to volunteer and what everyone needs to check out while they are in town. Read on!

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