Experience our rich history

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

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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

The Erie County Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and promoting the study of our region’s history. The region is defined as Erie County, PA, the neighboring counties in northwest Pennsylvania, and the Lake Erie region.

ECHS achieves its mission by providing an active educational program, preparing and promoting a variety of high-quality exhibits based on the extensive object collections, and operating a reference library and archives.

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League of Women Voters 100 Year Commemoration

The Erie Chapter of the League of Women Voters is commemorating 100 years of women having the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment. Events will be held from August 2019 through August 2020.   Events include a celebration gala at the Hagen History Center on August 17, 2020.  

 

For a full calendar of events and additional information, visit the League of Women Voters website at www.lwverie.org.

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Salty Dogs Brews & Tours

Visitors to Tall Ships 2019 are invited to use their bracelet for the Salty Dogs Brews & Tours on Friday August 23rd, and Saturday the 24th.

Come for a tour of the historic Watson-Curtze Mansion located at the Hagen History Center and see Oliver Hazard Perry’s sword and Daniel Dobbins cane!

Enjoy a free Smith’s Hot Dog sponsored by Smith’s Provision, and a cold beer sponsored by Erie Beer. The Watson-Curtze Mansion is located at 356 West 6th Street, tours from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Non-members with a bracelet $5, members are free.

For questions contact Karen Dodson at 814-454-1813 x 32

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