If you missed it, for the month of February, Hagen History Center will be recognizing African Americans in Erie County: A Trail of Shared Heritage (The Trail)!
Trail #2: Heritage Room, Raymond M. Blasco, M.D. Memorial Library, 160 E. Front Street, Erie A recent library initiative has resulted in the compilation of voluminous binders of local African American archival resources that are now available to the public in the Heritage room. The room offers a treasure trove of local history and genealogy resources, including newspapers, yearbooks, historic maps, and vertical files on local people, places, and events.
Visit the Blasco memorial Heritage room
For the month of February, the Hagen History Center will be recognizing African Americans in Erie County: A Trail of Shared Heritage (The Trail).
The Trail is a community history project that dates back to 2013, that continues to inspire us about Erie’s Black History. Hagen History Center planned to present multiple images for each stop on the Trail, but then realized our collections lack visual materials for a few of the stops.
To help us rectify this, we are inviting readers to become Citizen Archivists.
A Citizen Archivist is a term coined in 2010 by the National Archives and describes a virtual volunteer who helps professional archivists by locating and uploading relevant information, tagging, and adding metadata to already established online archives.
Click the link for the Trail, and if you happen to have documents, photographs, maps, or other images associated with a trail number, send us a message on social media! We will be posting a few times a week, so stay tuned!