Exploring Bellefonte’s rich heritage: A Q&A with local historian and business owner Matt Maris

Every day, we walk past historic buildings and sites, or drive by them on our daily commutes — and we may not even realize it.

Matt Maris, the founder of Local Historia, is sharing his knowledge and love for local history in his community of Bellefonte — in the I-80 Frontier region of the PA Wilds — through walking tours.

“I think one of the most meaningful ways to connect with a town and with people, past or present, is through local historical walking tours,” Maris, a Bellefonte High School history teacher, said.

So what makes Bellefonte such a special place to show off? Ellen Matis, a PA Wilds Ambassador, talked with Maris to learn more. Read the full story here.

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