CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Whether or not you’re seeking to study extra concerning the Grange Encampment Honest, Penn State College soccer, Bellefonte’s Central Railroad, or something in between, Centre County’s historical past is now accessible with the press of a button.
An online encyclopedia of history and culture holds scholarly entries on the world’s folks, locations, and occasions.
“There hasn’t been a written historical past of Centre County carried out for 100 years,” stated Lee Stout, co-editor of the Centre County Encyclopedia of Historical past & Tradition.
About 40 volunteers collaborated over 18 months to create the encyclopedia.
“From the start we needed it to be an actual group effort, we didn’t need this simply to be the product of some folks, we needed to ask authors and photographers and people from throughout the county to take part,” stated Ford Risley, co-editor of the Centre County Encyclopedia of Historical past & Tradition. “That’s one of many issues I feel we’re actually happy with,”
“We now have a number of folks engaged on copy modifying, we now have college interns, and numerous individuals who had been serving to out, studying articles, and simply making ideas and contributions, so it’s a broad array of individuals,” stated Stout.
The editors stated the database consists of articles which are straightforward to learn, and so they encourage group members to dive into the free useful resource.
“We’re actual believers that you must know the historical past of the place you reside and this Centre County actually has a wealthy historical past that goes again greater than 200 years,” stated Risley.
The useful resource is sponsored by the Centre County Historic Society and the web site was created by way of a grant from the Blissful Valley Journey Bureau.
It’s an evolving encyclopedia that the editors say will probably be up to date frequently.
“It is a venture that’s going to proceed for the indefinite future, so long as individuals are making contributions and seeing it develop, we are going to proceed to broaden the encyclopedia,” stated Stout.