Borough of State College News Release

For Immediate Release



Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center · 800 E. Park Ave. · State College, PA

State College, PA – Historic preservation projects and advocacy from around Centre County will be recognized on Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m. at the 30th annual John H. Ziegler Historic Preservation Awards of the Centre County Historical Society. The awards presentation will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Centre County / Penn State Visitor Center, located at 800 E. Park Avenue in State College. This program is free and the public is encouraged to attend. RSVPs are appreciated and may be given by emailing or by calling 814-234-4779. The ceremony will be followed by light refreshments.

CNET filming of the 30th Annual John H. Ziegler Historic Preservation Awards of the Centre County Historical Society will be sponsored by the Centre County Government.

Each year since 1988, the Centre County Historical Society (CCHS) has recognized various individuals and organizations for their outstanding work in preserving and interpreting Centre County history. Categories for nominations include preservation and restoration, history and heritage, education and advocacy, and support and volunteerism. The varying sites that have been recognized over the years include agricultural, archaeological, commercial, natural, residential, mixed use, and adaptive re-use. The complete list of the 2018 recipients is below. These and past years recipients as well as CNET films of these programs may be viewed at

The recipients of the CCHS 2018 Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation are:

Preservation and Restoration Daniel Luse House ~ Conran and Sandra Hay
For the preservation of 19th century residence and decorative artwork of Daniel Luse.

History and Heritage Boalsburg Heritage Museum ~ Summer Kitchen
For the ongoing preservation and living history use of the Summer Kitchen
at the Boalsburg Heritage Museum.

Education and Advocacy L. Suzanne Kellerman
For providing long term and ongoing education and advocacy about the preservation and conservation of historic artifacts to museums, historic sites and the public in
Centre County and across the Commonwealth.

Jacqueline J. Melander Award Bill and Mary Marcum ~ For the preservation of the history, stories and artifacts of the
Civilian Conservation Corps - Company 1333–Camp S-63, Poe Valley.

President’s Award CCHS School Tour Docents ~
For long term and ongoing service to the Centre County Historical Society
for their dedication to sharing the story of the Centre Furnace Mansion and
Boogersburg School with area elementary age students.

Support and Volunteerism
Daniel Vaughn
Avant Garden
Woodring Floral Gardens
For the contribution of holiday floral design extending over 10 years at the Centre Furnace Mansion annual Stocking Stuffer sale, CCHS’s largest fundraiser
helping to make the Mansion a holiday season destination.

The Centre County Historical Society was founded in 1904 and is the official historical society for Centre County. It serves the county as stewards of local history through research and collections, public programming, advocating for the preservation of historic sites and landscapes, and promoting education through CCHS historic properties: the Centre Furnace Mansion and the Boogersburg School.

For more information, contact Mary Sorensen by emailing or calling (814) 234-4779.

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