COVID-19 Response


The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. So in accordance with the recommendations of local and state officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Hagen History Center will close to the public effective on Saturday, March 14, and remain closed until further notice.

Please continue to follow our social media platforms for updated information on this fluid situation.

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.

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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Update on the new exhibits

In early November, the PRD Group came to the Hagen History Center to meet with staff to plan future exhibits.

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From the Carriage House

From the Carriage House  

It has been another incredibly busy year for the Erie County Historical Society (ECHS).

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