The centuries-old Columbus Chapel was imported from Spain in 1909 by descendants of Christopher Columbus in the Boal family, and contains an Admiral's Desk that belonged to Christopher Columbus himself, European fine art and two pieces of the True Cross of Jesus. The Boal Mansion contains the original furnishings, art, weapons, carriages and tools of eight generations across two centuries of this leading Pennsylvania family whose members helped found historic Boalsburg village, the 28th Division Shrine (site of the Pennsylvania Military Museum) and Penn State University -- all nearby. "A glorious example of old Europe!" BBC-TV, England. "A grand estate!" PBS-TV.