Hagen History Center will be closed Friday, September 17th to Sunday, September 19th. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 21st at 10 am. 

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ZooBoo Eerie Express Train Display

Saturday Oct 24th, 2020

We are absolutely blown away at how awesome our volunteer, Brandon Stanopiewicz, from Bug and Monkey Creations, made our billboard for this years Eerie Express train ride at ZooBoo for the Erie Zoo!

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Toys for Tots

Thursday Oct 22nd, 2020

Hagen History Center is collecting Toys for Tots! 

Please donate new, unwrapped toys by November 29th to the Carriage House Gift Shop located on 356 West 6th Street.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Wednesday Oct 21st, 2020

This blog, written by curatorial assistant Amanda Rockwood, doesn’t relate to Erie, yet is still an important topic to cover. Today we remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg and all she did for the American people, especially women.

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Speaker Series - Recruitment of Black Soldiers in U.S. Military in Northwest Pennsylvania During the Civil War

Tuesday Oct 20th, 2020

A brief history of raising Union black regiments during the Civil War will be provided. Focus will be on the several USCT (United States Colored Troop) regiments that were partially recruited in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Muster rolls, service records, pension records, medical records, etc. were used to perform groundbreaking original research.  Individual black soldiers were identified and described who enlisted or were drafted in the city of Erie, Waterford, or Meadville. U.S. Navy service by local black men will be addressed. Postwar USCT residents of the Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Erie will also be covered. Interesting stories of individuals will enrich the research discussed with the audience.

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Last Call to Order a Brick for 2020!

Tuesday Oct 20th, 2020

Purchase a brick and help support Hagen History Center! Your 6 x 9 brick will be engraved with your own personalized message and installed in the Hagen History Center Carriage House patio where it will become part of the museum grounds forever! 1-3 lines (up to 15 characters per line) of engraving for $100.

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Two Log Cabins in the French Creek Valley Vlog

Friday Oct 16th, 2020

Jeff Sherry, Museum Educator visits "Two Log Cabins in the French Creek Valley" for this weeks vlog. 

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Long Life & Happiness for All Its Residents #29

Wednesday Oct 14th, 2020

Who is this gorgeous lady pictured above?  Obviously elegant and wealthy, it appears this woman could do anything she wanted – and she did.  Her name is Sarah Reed.

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COVID-19 Collection

Friday Oct 9th, 2020

It’s a pandemic! The President and First Lady have tested positive in an election year! 2020 has indeed been a long, trying and often deadly year for millions worldwide. Our lives have all been affected. Masks, quarantines, social distancing, capacity limits at restaurants and bars have all become part of our daily lives.

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Speaker Series - How to make room for the future- deaccessioning at Hagen History Center

Thursday Oct 8th, 2020

The Hagen History Center/Erie County Historical Society currently has about 14,000 objects in the 3D collection that they are keeping.  These objects are in a computer data base, are bar coded and are being stored properly for the long term.  The Society wishes to deaccession, or remove from the collection, about 600 objects that have no real connection to Erie than perhaps being used here, and an auction will take place  October 15th at Ploss Auction in Corry starting at 3:00 pm.

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Happiness & Long Life for All its Residents #28

Wednesday Oct 7th, 2020

Today’s blog is written by Curatorial Assistant Amanda Rockwood.  Amanda has been with the Hagen History Center for a year and a half and is an Ohio native and Edinboro University graduate.  Enjoy this look of the Battles’ property, also owned and administered by the Hagen History Center.