Welcome to the Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum
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We are OPEN for the Season
Regular Hours: 1:30-5:00, Tuesday-Sunday
through Sunday, October 30
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Group and Special Tours are available by appointment
Call 814-876-0129 to make arrangements
Call 814-466-6210 for other information
Wood Hicks and Bark Peelers
Monday October 31, 1:00pm (Free)
Authors Ronald E. Ostman and Harry Littell present their new book
which showcases the stunning photography of William T. Clarke.
Clarke worked at the turn of the twentieth century to document
the everyday life of lumber workers in northern Pennsylvania
and the impact that their work had on Pennsylvania’s forests.
The photographs themselves are a surprising discovery,
developed from salvaged glass plate negatives found in a
toolshed belonging to descendants of Clarke.
Ostman and Littell will discuss the discovery and restoration of the
Clarke photographs in the book, and the lives of the workers
in the lumber camps so hauntingly depicted in the photos.
Copies of Wood Hicks and Bark Peelers will be available for purchase at a discount,
and the authors will sign books after each presentation.
Boalsburg Hometown Christmas
Saturday December 3, Noon - 6pm
The Estate and Mansion as you've never seen them!
Come enjoy a truly old-fashioned Christmas
and Candlelight Tour (reservations required)
Christmas Tea and Candlelight Tour
Sunday December 4, 3 - 6pm
Another of our memorable high teas
Special Music along with incredible food!
Call 814-876-0129 for reservations
For more information, see Events
The guided tour starts when you get here and includes the Mansion and the Chapel.
Group tours are possible by advance arrangement.
Slide lectures are available off-site for school classrooms and community groups.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-466-9266
Young and old alike can join the Boal Mansion family as a volunteer guide (aka "docent.")
Contact the Museum to receive a docent orientation.
Contact email@example.com or 814-466-6210.
For more details, click on "Volunteer Info" in the menu to the left.
Who is our Museum Director? Visit here for information about Bob Cameron.
For Directions, Visit the Contact Us Page!