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Postcards of Centre County

Postcards of Centre County
From the CCHS Cannon Collection
Presented by: Monty Christiansen


Elizabeth Cannon of State College donated her collection of 844 picture postcards to the CCHS, dating from 1900 to 1965, from all the towns and villages of Centre County. This presentation will explain how to “read” the full story these vintage postcards tell about these places, with illustrations of communities and people in past years, revealing historic information and insightful thoughts of early postcard correspondents.

Centre County Historical Society volunteer Monty Christiansen spent nearly three years cataloging this collection. He was amazed to find county history disclosed on both sides of these postcards.



The Centre Furnace Mansion is located at 1001 E. College Avenue, State College, PA 16801. Parking is available in the lower lawn along College Avenue, as well as in the Mansion parking lot off of Porter Road. Admission to the program is FREE. Donations are appreciated.  For more information, please call (814) 234-4779.

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