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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.

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Cranberry Day

Tuesday Oct 6th, 2020

In the early days of Erie, a great Holiday occurred the first Tuesday of October, and it was as exciting as the 4th of July and Christmas.  What many of us consider a Thanksgiving dinner staple was an excuse for a party here in Erie! Happy Cranberry Day! 

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Erie Homecoming 2020

Monday Oct 5th, 2020

Hagen History Center is excited to announce that we will be featured at Erie Homecoming 2020: Erie’s Economic Evolution.

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Making History in a Pandemic

Friday Oct 2nd, 2020

The Hagen History Center is collecting materials that document the response of our community to the corona virus that causes COVID-19.

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October 2020 Virtual Speaker Series

Thursday Oct 1st, 2020

Hagen History Center is excited to announce two virtual speakers for the month of October; Rebecca Weiser & Stephanie Wincik. 

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Improvements to the Battles Property

Thursday Oct 1st, 2020

Nearly four years ago, the Erie County Historical Society (ECHS) began a process with the Lake Erie Region Conservancy (LERC) to preserve a large portion of the Battles Farm in perpetuity by creating an easement to prohibit development of over 80 acres of the woods at the south end of the property. That easement closed earlier this summer. In addition to the main grant through DCNR, both Erie Insurance and the Erie Community Foundation contributed to a fund established for improvements to the Girard properties.

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Long Life & Happiness for All Its Residents #27

Wednesday Sep 30th, 2020

School is back in session and this year is certainly unique due to the pandemic.  Erie County is home to 13 school districts, along with many private schools, charter schools and home schools.  It would appear to me that a lack of education around here is not an option!  Education is a serious business today and has been for a long time.  Let us take a look at the development of public schools in the City.