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Kenneth Ahrens-Malmedy Massacre Survivor

Jeff Sherry

Friday May 8th, 2020

On Sunday, December 17, 1944, Sgt. Kenneth Ahrens of Erie, Pennsylvania, would experience an event that would mark one of the worst moments of the Battle of the Bulge. Ahrens would survive and lead a productive life in Kentucky, but December 17, 1944, would no doubt linger in his memory.

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"Long Life & Happiness for All Its Residents" #6

Becky Weiser

Wednesday May 6th, 2020

As we remain in quarantine due to the outbreak of Covid 19, medical response and care is on everyone’s mind.  Many historical references have been made to what we are currently living through such as the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1918.


Watson-Curtze Mansion 2nd Floor Tour

Tuesday May 5th, 2020

Take a tour of the 2nd Floor of the Watson-Curtze Mansion with Museum Educator, Jeff Sherry. 

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Students visit Hagen History Center

Geri Cicchetti

Monday May 4th, 2020

In a partnership with the Millcreek Township School District and Westlake Middle School, all two hundred 7th graders visited HHC over four days.

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Saturday from the Archives

Saturday May 2nd, 2020

In her 1900 diary, Clara Petrat reveals many common incidents involving candy and ice cream, sending letters, cleaning & sweeping, sewing her handkerchief, going to club, violent storms striking and burning buildings, and going to Waldameer and ‘four miles creek’, and a fight between her Papa and Mama.

Since she was a German immigrant, she is going to school to learn English composition.

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Vlog #4 French Creek Feeder Canal

Jeff Sherry

Friday May 1st, 2020

Museum Educator, Jeff Sherry, lands in Meadville, PA to teach us about the French Creek Feeder Canal.

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Covid-19 Pandemic is a Teachable moment on Native American History

Larry Flatley

Wednesday Apr 29th, 2020

Viruses have been shaping American history since Europeans began traveling regularly to North America five centuries ago.


"Long Life & Happiness for All Its Residents" #5

Becky Weiser

Wednesday Apr 29th, 2020

With its cute face and little ear perked up; the dog pictured above brings me much happiness.   The company that produced him had a long and well-known life here– the Griswold Manufacturing Company. 


Watson-Curtze Mansion 1st Floor Virtual Tour

Tuesday Apr 28th, 2020

Take a tour of the Watson-Curtze Mansion with Museum Educator, Jeff Sherry. 

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Making History Gala

Geri Cicchetti

Monday Apr 27th, 2020

Join us for the Making History Gala as the Hagen History Center celebrates the opening of the first floor of its new exhibit building on Thursday, July 9, 2020.  (Note the date has been changed to July 9.)  The gala will unveil this new jewel on West 6th Street and its place in Erie’s rich history.