The Boalsburg Heritage Museum (BHM) is committed to education and the community with the mission of preserving historical items significant to Boalsburg and Harris Township, and, thereby, promoting interest in the village through historical education. Learning to appreciate our past provides a vital link with the families and memories that have made our community. Since 1984, volunteers at the BHM have worked tirelessly to acquire and preserve items of historical importance to Harris Township and Centre County. We are pleased to share with visitors the history of beautiful Central Pennsylvania and particularly the village of Boalsburg that reflects an earlier simpler life. To that end, the home is open to the public regularly from April through early December. Visitors can view historical artifacts and more, with free admission to the Boalsburg Heritage Museum any Sunday between 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
A climate-controlled archive, which was once a woodshed, is used for storage of historical documents that are sensitive to temperature extremes, as well as humidity, dust, and other pollutants. Important items, such as books, paperwork, photographs, and other historical treasures can be kept safe and preserved for future generations.
“I have enjoyed the high caliber of changing exhibits at the Boalsburg Heritage Museum over the years, featuring all aspects of 18th and 19th century agrarian life, from hearth cooking to hat making. Each time I visit the museum, I learn something new and gain a richer appreciation for those that came before.”
“We fondly remember and appreciate Mrs. Ruth Corter for spearheading the development of the Museum. Her legacy lives on.”
“I donate to the Boalsburg Heritage Museum because I value local history and the importance of preserving it for our citizens.”
Season 22 Episode 2 | 1h 17m
The 99th production in the Our Town series shares the rich history of Boalsburg, from the Pennsylvania Military Museum to the Boal Mansion, the Heritage Museum, the Blacksmith Shop, and many more.
See Mary Kisner’s wonderful article on the history of the Boalsburg Heritage Museum and the various installations with it. https://marykisner.com/exploring-the-boalsburg-heritage-museum/
Written: December 12, 2021