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



You Still Have Time to Have your ECHS Gift Matched.

Wednesday Nov 27th, 2019

There’s still time for a year-end gift to the ECHS.   Gifts to the Annual Fund are used to support student field trips, maintain the Watson-Curtze Mansion and Wood-Morrison House, or help promote Erie’s heritage for current and future generations. 


EHCS Welcomes Shelby Graml as Events Coordinator

Sunday Nov 24th, 2019

Shelby Graml became the HHC’s Events and Outreach Coordinator in November.

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Happy Holidays!

Sunday Nov 24th, 2019

The Board and Staff at the Hagen History Center

wish to thank our loyal friends for all their support in 2019

and we wish you happy holidays and a very Happy New Year.

A Very Merry Pittsburgh

Sunday Nov 24th, 2019

In August 2019, ECHS received a request from the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.

They were creating an exhibit called  “A Very Merry Pittsburgh”  featuring vintage photographs of stores and businesses in Western Pennsylvania at the holidays. The Library and Archives staff provided several photos, mainly of Erie’s Boston Store.

Read more about it!

Rent the Museum

Sunday Nov 24th, 2019

“With Thanksgiving just over and the run up to the winter holidays in full bore already, I was thinking about how popular renting museums and museum spaces for special holiday events - and other events like weddings - has become” says Paul Rosenblatt, Architect to help museums grow.


Victorian Holidays

Saturday Nov 16th, 2019

It’s the holiday season at the Hagen History Center.

In celebration of the season, Victorian Holidays will once again be held at the Watson-Curtze Mansion. Read more about it!


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Update on the New Exhibit Building

Tuesday Sep 17th, 2019

This is an exciting time on the campus of the Hagen History Center

Honors Awarded at the ECHS Annual Meeting

Tuesday Sep 17th, 2019

The Erie County Historical Society presented the 2019 Local History Awards at it's annual Meeting

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Heinz History Center Affiliates Program

Friday Aug 23rd, 2019

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The Erie County Historical Society is a proud member of the Senator John Heinz History Center Affiliates Program, which includes more than 125 regional historical societies and organizations dedicated to preserving local history


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Salty Dogs Brews & Tours

Tuesday Aug 20th, 2019

Visitors to Tall Ships 2019 are invited to use their bracelet for the Salty Dogs Brews & Tours on Friday August 23rd, and Saturday the 24th.

Come for a tour of the historic Watson-Curtze Mansion located at the Hagen History Center and see Oliver Hazard Perry’s sword and Daniel Dobbins cane!

Enjoy a free Smith’s Hot Dog sponsored by Smith’s Provision, and a cold beer sponsored by Erie Beer. The Watson-Curtze Mansion is located at 356 West 6th Street, tours from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Non-members with a bracelet $5, members are free.

For questions contact Karen Dodson at 814-454-1813 x 32