HISTORY & HERITAGE
Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion and Museum
Located in beautiful Central Pennsylvania, the Boal Estate has been in the Boal family home for over 200 years, and tells the story of America as seen through eight generations of one family. The Mansion has the original furnishings, artwork, and artifacts from around the globe belonging to the original family members.
The fourth generation, Colonel Theodore Davis Boal, called Terry, went to Europe in the 1890's and married Mathilde de Lagarde, a who inherited the Columbus Chapel and brought it to Boalsburg, PA in 1909. The estate also features the Boal Amphitheater, host to various theater acts, concerts, and craft fairs, along with beautiful lawns and gardens to host weddings and special events. Come and visit this amazing hidden gem of history!
Happy Birthday, Louis Vuitton! A Lecture on Society and Fashion in the Gilded Age.
Come for a history lecture + light social to celebrate what would be Louis Vuitton's 201-year birthday!
Within the past year, authentic Louis Vuitton steamer trunks were rediscovered in the attic of the mansion, a marvel in itself. However, the contents inside prove just as incredible: fabulous, yet long-forgotten turn-of-the-century gowns and accoutrements.
Join us for a birthday celebration of sorts, and a social/history fusion to learn about one of the most glamorous, opulent eras of US history! The Louis Vuitton treasures and gowns will be on display!
Special Presenter: Emma Wolfe, Penn State University Student & Summer Intern
Event is FREE, but registration is strongly suggested:
Free Membership, FREE Admission and preferred parking at the Boalsburg Renaissance Faire