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The Justice Bell is Here

The Justice Bell is Here

The Hagen History Center announces the exhibition of the Justice Bell replica on loan from the Justice Bell Foundation of Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The Bell will be on display at the Watson-Curtze Mansion, Hagen History Center until September 9, 2020.

The Justice Bell was modeled after the Liberty Bell to help rally support around the cause of women’s suffrage in the last crucial years leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.

This exhibit is made possible by the generosity of our regional Highmark network, the League of Women Voters, and the Justice Bell Foundation. 

The Justice Bell Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to educate, inspire and mobilize current and future voters. With programs for schools, a film about the women’s suffrage movement, and a replica Justice Bell that will tour Pennsylvania in 2020, the Justice Bell Foundation is committed to reclaiming women’s history and highlighting women’s contributions.

The Justice Bell Foundation

Erie Gives 2020

Erie Gives 2020

You can be a philanthropist with a gift of just $25 or more to the ECHS.

Make your gift online, mail a check, or gift the required minimum distribution from your IRA.

For complete instructions on mailing your check, simply download the Erie Gives Check Contribution Form (located under Donate) and send it with your check made out to the Erie Community Foundation, 459 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507.

Checks must be delivered to The Erie Community Foundation (459 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507) no later than Monday, August 10, 2020.

Or you can choose to go online at on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 8am to 8pm.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Erie Gives, which has raised over $26M in its history

Thank you.

Erie Gives

Why give to ECHS during Erie Gives?

This year there’s even an extra incentive for children, and adults, to visit the ECHS museums.

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What’s in A Name? Everything!

What’s in a name you ask. Like many houses along Erie’s Millionaire’s Row, West 6th Street, The Watson-Curtze Mansion has two names. So, who were the Watsons and the Curtzes?

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