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Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 3

Saturday Apr 24th, 2021

League Confusion, 1890-1891

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A Letter From Booker T. Washington to Charlotte Battles

Thursday Apr 22nd, 2021

An interesting document found in the archives of the Hagen History Center, from Booker T. Washington, is a handwritten thank-you note to Mrs. R.S. (Charlotte) Battles and the R.S. Battles Bank of Girard, Pennsylvania.

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Long Life & Happiness for All its Residents #54

Wednesday Apr 21st, 2021

Being a student of local history, one of my favorite places to walk is the Erie Cemetery.  Walking through, it is a “who’s who” of old Erie families, the wealthy and not so wealthy. 

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Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 2

Sunday Apr 18th, 2021

The Olympics, 1885

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Early Professional Baseball in Erie, Pennsylvania: Part 1

Saturday Apr 17th, 2021

The recent near-death experience of the Erie Seawolves minor league baseball team had many local baseball fans on edge for over a year, after the press leaked a story that the team would be one of over forty minor league clubs to be dropped as an affiliated franchise of the major leagues.

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Location, Location, Location: Erie-A Geographically Fortunate Place

Friday Apr 16th, 2021

Have you ever thought about geographic location? Why are some places located where they are? Why not someplace other than there? Geography is not accidental. And the location of towns and cities is determined by many geographic factors, such as climate, water and access to transportation.

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Annual Award Nominations Now Open

Thursday Apr 15th, 2021

Each year, Erie County Historical Society – Hagen History Center recognizes individuals who, through their own efforts, have contributed to the advancement of Erie History. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to nominate individuals they believe deserve special recognition.

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Long Life & Happiness for All its Residents #53

Wednesday Apr 14th, 2021

Until to 1840, Erie depended strictly upon wells and cisterns for its citizens’ water needs.  Springs and wells could be found throughout the town, and Brown’s hotel at 6th and State Streets had two natural springs.  Unfortunately, it burned down, and the town realized a more reliable system was needed.  

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Sponsor a Picnic Table!

Tuesday Apr 13th, 2021

Hagen History Center is looking for those interested in donating in memory/honor of friends and loved ones to place picnic tables on the museum grounds in Erie, Pennsylvania.
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Robert and Mary Margaret Scypinski Scholarship Fund

Monday Apr 12th, 2021

The Robert and Mary Margaret Scypinski Scholarship Fund supports the Hagen History Center’s educational programs for school-aged children, including student field trips and attendance at the HHC’s summer history camp which begins in July, 2021.