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A Message From our Executive Director

Monday Mar 30th, 2020

As the global health community and the world come together to face the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted our supporters to know how the Hagen History Center/Erie County Historical Society is responding to these challenging times. Every decision we make is being guided by our long-standing commitment to Erie County, to our donors, to our volunteers, and to our staff.

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Battle of the Barristers

Monday Mar 30th, 2020

Room 33 was an exciting spot on Wednesday, January 29, during the Battle of the Barristers benefiting the Hagen History Center.

 

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Update on the new exhibits

Geri Cicchetti

Sunday Dec 1st, 2019

In early November, the PRD Group came to the Hagen History Center to meet with staff to plan future exhibits.

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From the Carriage House

George E. Deutsch

Sunday Dec 1st, 2019

From the Carriage House  

It has been another incredibly busy year for the Erie County Historical Society (ECHS).

Read more about it!

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You Still Have Time to Have your ECHS Gift Matched.

Geri Cicchetti

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. 

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Teachers and Curriculum Directors come to the Hagen History Center

Jeff Sherry

Wednesday Nov 27th, 2019

On Monday October 14, 2019, a teacher in-service was held in the HHC Education Center in the Wood-Morrison House.

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Hagen History Center Decorated by Local Florists

Geri Cicchetti

Wednesday Nov 27th, 2019

In December, guests enjoyed touring the festively decorated Watson-Curtze Mansion and Wood-Morrison House.

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Update on the New Exhibit Building

Geri Cicchetti

Wednesday Nov 27th, 2019

After 10 months of construction, the new exhibit building has been completed!

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.

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!