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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Miss Winifred Watson Mother’s Day Tea

This year’s Miss Winifred Watson Mother’s Day Tea was a truly lovely event!

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Curtze Circle Members Honor Thomas B. Hagen

The Curtze Circle recognizes donors giving over $1,000 annually to ECHS or $500 annually for donors under the age of 40.

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