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Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society

Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting, preserving, and fostering a public appreciation of the railroading heritage of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania and beyond. There are no paid employees or administrators.

We are pleased to announce the Jeff Pontius Historical Train (Penn Valley Railroad) will be back this year for Fall Foliage tours in October 2011 and for the Santa Express in December. The BHRS is sponsoring this train with the help of the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority and the NBER (Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad) which is donating the locomotives, fuel, and train crews. We will have Fall Foliage trains on October 22nd and 23rd and the Santa Express trains on the weekend of December 17th and 18th, 2011. The full schedules for these events are posted on the Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society's Tickets page.

Location: Bellefonte Train Station, 320 West High Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823 | View Map
Phone: (814) 355-1053


Bellefonte Museum for Families of Centre County

The mission of the museum is to celebrate the human spirit through the arts and showing art from around the corner and around the world. The museum has become a community for artists, families and patron in the region.

With six galleries featuring the works of local artists, the museum helps artists promote and sell their work. There is also a seventh gallery, The Windows Gallery, that features non-local art from near and far. This provides a unique perspective on the world that is open to both artists and the community. The museum also has programs displaying poetry, music, art, and a variety of educational programs designed to enrich the lives of visitors.

Housed in the historic Linn House, built in 1810, the museum offers free admission to the museum and most events. In April 2016 a permanent exhibit will open at the museum, commemorating the role Bellefonte played in the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.

Location: 113 N. Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: (814) 355-4280
Hours: 12-4:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday


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American Philatelic Society

With nearly 35,000+ members in more than 110 countries, the APS is the largest, nonprofit society in the world for stamp collectors.

Whether you are a beginning collector or have years of philatelic experience, the American Philatelic Society offers you a number of services and educational opportunities to broaden your personal collection and enhance your special collecting interests!

It is supported entirely by membership dues, gifts, and the sale of its publications and services. Founded in 1886, the APS is now in its second century of service to stamp collectors and postal historians. No matter what you collect -- worldwide, the stamps or postal history of a particular country, or by topic -- APS membership will help you gain more enjoyment from your hobby and places you among a well-organized and long-established group of collectors associated for mutual benefit.

Location: 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823 | View Map
Phone: (814) 933-3803
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm Click here for details about planning a visit to APS.


HBI is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the revitalization of Bellefonte and the preservation of the Borough's rich historic, cultural and architectural heritage. Through a volunteer structure, HBI serves as an umbrella vehicle to coordinate community efforts to carry out its mission.

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The Centre County Community Foundation supports the efforts of HBI, Inc.
Learn how by clicking here.

(814) 355-2917

Historic Bellefonte, Inc.
PO Box 14,
Train Station,
Bellefonte, PA 16823

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