Wednesday May 13th, 2020
Erie County has had its share of famous personalities over the years. Bob Hope had his first marriage here and President Taft visited his friend Charles Strong here (in what is Gannon’s Old Main), just to name a few. So, I do believe our fair corner of the Commonwealth has provided happiness for many a visitor. One of the earliest visitors here was General Lafayette, American Revolutionary War hero. In this blog, I want to write about not only his visit as explained in the 1888 book, but a little of what the curatorial department at the Historical Society does, and some of the objects we have in the collection related to this exciting time.