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‘A Two-Newspaper Town’ set for Sunday

STATE COLLEGE — The Centre County Historical Society will host “A Two-Newspaper Town” at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 18. The online program will be held via Zoom.

Even through newspapers merged or went out of business in the late 1960s, Centre County welcomed a new newspaper and became one of the rare two-newspaper towns in the United States. Retired Penn State journalism professor R. Thomas Berner, who worked for both newspapers, the Pennsylvania Mirror and the Centre Daily Times, will share some memories of those days. He is the co-editor of “We Had Ink in our Blood.”

This program is a part of the distinguished author series underwritten by the Anne Hamilton Henszey Pyle and Kenneth B. Pyle Educational Fund for Regional Heritage Preservation (Henszey Pyle Fund.)

The inspirations for the Henszey-Pyle Fund include the interest that Anne and Kenneth have in the history of the community in which they grew up and their belief in the value of the study of history. Anne is the great-great-grand daughter of Moses and Mary Irvin Thompson and great-grand daughter of John Hamilton all of whose contributions to regional history are honored at the Centre Furnace Mansion and within the Centre County Historical Society. Kenneth, who acquired a love of the study of history growing up in State College, is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of History and International Studies Emeritus at the University of Washington where he has taught history for over fifty years.

“A Two-Newspaper Town” is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated.

For more information or to register, visit www.centrehistory.org.

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