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Why give to ECHS during Erie Gives?

Monday Aug 3rd, 2020

Because it is important for children to visit museums.  Museums open a world of imagination and exploration while learning. 

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1892: “It Was a Very Good Year”

Friday Jul 31st, 2020

From a historical standpoint, the year 1892 was certainly one filled with events known to most Americans. 1892 was also the first full year the family of Harrison F. Watson, Erie roofing paper magnate, and his family lived in the beautiful West 6th Street mansion, now the jewel of the Hagen History Center campus.

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Battles Farm Conserved for Public

Thursday Jul 30th, 2020

“The Battles Farm acquisition will protect the property from being subdivided, fragmented or developed, which benefits the local community, economy, water quality of Elk Creek, and wildlife,” David Skellie, LERC board president and coastal land use specialist for Pennsylvania Sea Grant, said in a statement.

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Hagen History Center archives chronicle African-American heritage in Erie County.

Thursday Jul 30th, 2020

Erie native Howard R. Horton was a humble man who stressed often to his 11 children that there is dignity in work, and that education, learning and productivity are cornerstones of a better life.

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Long Life & Happiness to All Its Residents #18

Wednesday Jul 29th, 2020

Imagine you are a Civil War veteran that was badly wounded during the war.  You came home but could not work to provide for your family, and had a lifetime remaining with a body which did not adequately serve you any longer.  What would you do?  Where would you go? 

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Why give to ECHS during Erie Gives?

Monday Jul 27th, 2020

Because students can learn from first-hand experiences.

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Book Review- American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies by Michael W. Kauffman

Friday Jul 24th, 2020

Book Review

American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies by Michael W. Kauffman

Kauffman, Michael W. American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies. New York: Random House, 2004.

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Long Life & Happiness to All Its Residents #17

Wednesday Jul 22nd, 2020

I have yet to reflect upon the earliest residents of Erie County, the native peoples who once lived here.  I’m overdue, and I apologize for my lateness because the 1888 book has so many fascinating stories to tell.  I will be featuring objects in the Historical Society collection you may enjoy seeing for they are rarely exhibited.

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Why give to ECHS during Erie Gives?

Monday Jul 20th, 2020

Because teachers can learn too.

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The Kennedy Detail: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence

Friday Jul 17th, 2020

Book Review:

Blaine, Gerald and Lisa McCubbin. The Kennedy Detail: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence. New York: Gallery Books, 2010.