Experience our rich history

The Hagen History Center provides a variety of programs including private and group tours, school field trips, lectures and speakers.

VISIT & EXPLORE

Explore Erie History

Explore Erie History

We invite you to learn more about Erie, PA’s rich history by reviewing these pages. But that’s only a starting point...

To truly appreciate Erie’s heritage, visit the museum at the Hagen History Center to see firsthand the many exhibits including Strong Vincent’s sword, Mad Anthony Wayne’s pot and our Griswold collection.

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Mission

The Hagen History Center engages and inspires a diverse audience by exhibiting links to the past, understanding the present and guidance for the future, while preserving the history of Erie County, Northwestern Pennsylvania and our national heritage.

 

Vision

The Hagen History Center engages the community through dynamic educational programs, inspiring exhibits, community building programs and relevant publications.  We preserve collections representing over 200 years of our history. Our archives and collections serve as a comprehensive and accessible resource for researchers, educators, students, and the public.

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Rent the Museum

“With Thanksgiving just over and the run up to the winter holidays in full bore already, I was thinking about how popular renting museums and museum spaces for special holiday events - and other events like weddings - has become” says Paul Rosenblatt, Architect to help museums grow.

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A Very Merry Pittsburgh

In August 2019, ECHS received a request from the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.

They were creating an exhibit called  “A Very Merry Pittsburgh”  featuring vintage photographs of stores and businesses in Western Pennsylvania at the holidays. The Library and Archives staff provided several photos, mainly of Erie’s Boston Store.

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