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Museums | Community Events

Museums and Historic Sites in Harris Township

Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Division Shrine


The Pennsylvania Military Museum  recounts the story of Commonwealth citizens who served our country in defense of the nation. Their service is highlighted through exhibits and artifacts that are documented by the museum's excellent collection of vehicles and small arms. The current exhibit, Tactics and Logistics of Warfare, examines the organization of the armed services in the 20th century and the Pennsylvania connection to each.

The Rock Hill School at Linden Hall


The Rock Hill School at Linden Hall is a one room schoolhouse built in 1893. It is located in the village of Linden Hall, Pennsylvania.  The school is owned by a 501 (C) (3), non-profit, public charity corporation that is restoring the school as a community center.  It is available to the entire Centre Region for meetings, workshops, weddings, etc….. any event the Board of Directors approves.  See our web site for contacts and additional information.

Boalsburg Heritage Museum

(814) 466-3035 

Open Tuesdays and Saturdays 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
March - December 17; other times by appointment. Closed January and February.

The Boalsburg Heritage Museum is located at 304 East Main Street in Boalsburg. The house itself was built in 1825. The Museum has a variety of displays changed regularly that feature local artists. Special tours of the Museum, which includes the Summer Kitchen with its Beehive Oven, the "Pool Hall" (The Lighthouse), and the Country Store, can be arranged by calling 466-3035 and leaving a message; the call will be returned as soon as possible. Individuals and tour groups are welcome!

The Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion

(814) 466-9266

The Boal family was one of the founding families of Boalsburg and the surrounding area. The Boal Mansion has been home to eight generations of the Boal family for over two hundred years. It contains original furnishings, buildings and family archives.
 The Columbus Chapel, located on the Mansion grounds, was brought to America in 1909 and contains an Admiral's Desk that belonged to Christopher Columbus, fine arft back to the 1400's and two pieces of the True Cross of Jesus. Guided tours of the mansion museum and chapel are available from May through October. The grounds are also available for weddings and receptions.  Call the number listed above for more information.

Community Events

Rock Hill School at Linden Hall

If you have a Community Event you would like to have listed, mail the event to Harris Township, PO Box 20, Boalsburg; e-mail the event to harrisbbg@comcast.net ; or drop the event notice off at the Township Office, 224 East Main Street, Boalsburg, PA 16827. Be certain to provide contact information for your event. Call the Township at 466-6228 if you have questions. Deadlines: February 15th for the spring newsletter, September 1st for the Fall/Winter newsletter



Hometown Christmas

Coming December 2013

For event details visit boalsburgvillageconservancy.org

The Hometown Christmas weekend is made possible through the work of a small committee of Boalsburg residents and business people. The event is NOT funded by any group or organization, but relies on the fundraising efforts of the committee and donations. If you wish to help make this event a success, contact Ann Hoffman at Hoffman Architects 466-7811 to make a donation or volunteer your time.

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