Why give to ECHS during Erie Gives?

Geri Cicchetti

Monday Aug 3rd, 2020

Why give to ECHS during Erie Gives?      

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Because it is important for children to visit museums.  Museums open a world of imagination and exploration while learning. 

“Museums teach critical thinking, empathy, and other generally important skills. Trips to museums help get kids excited about school subjects. Museums teach subject-specific content and skills. Museums expand the general world knowledge of students. Museum visits increase students’ cultural capital; in turn, school groups help museums reach non-traditional museum goers.” (


Museums are community centers that create community involvement and inspire civic engagement.  Students who do not visit museums miss out on these opportunities.


Your donation to the Erie County Historical Society during Erie Gives will help fund student field trips to the Hagen History Center.