We are currently closed to the public. Grand Opening is July 17th & 18th!

What's New

White House Drone

Battles Museum of Rural Life Organizational Survey

Thursday Jun 17th, 2021

Hagen History Center along with Girard Borough are exploring how we can better serve the Girard area effectively in the long term.  Your answers to the survey below will provide essential input to inform these efforts in the history of Girard. We are also exploring ways we can collaborate and partner with the community more.
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Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic San Francisco office comes to Erie, Pennsylvania

Tuesday Jun 8th, 2021

Frank Lloyd Wright’s original San Francisco office has been rebuilt in Erie, Pennsylvania. It will be available for visitors to
walk through for the first time on July 17 when the Erie County Historical Society-Hagen History Center reopens.

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Commemorative Book Launch

Monday May 24th, 2021

The Commemorative Book Launch for the book, Answering the Call, Erie County, Pennsylvania, in World War One, will take place on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Hagen History Center, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

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Theresa Gamble is Director of Library and Archives at Hagen History Center

Sunday May 23rd, 2021

Theresa Gamble has joined the Hagen History Center in Erie as Director of Library and Archives.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts visit Watson-Curtze Mansion

Monday May 10th, 2021

Curator Becky Weiser took Girl Scout Troop 17009 through the mansion where six Scouts had the experience of being curators for a few hours, in addition to learning about strong women. The girls earned their Women in History patches.