The arts and humanities are fundamental to society. Together, they foster creativity, beauty, and a deeper understanding of the human experience. They can be leveraged to express our values, support life-long learning, and build bridges by bringing people together regardless of their differences.
Established in 1967, the United Arts Fund supports the arts and humanities in Erie's urban core by providing unrestricted funding to the Erie Art Museum, the Erie County Historical Society, the Erie Philharmonic, the Erie Playhouse, the expERIEence Children's Museum, and the Flagship Niagara League.
From September through December 2019, all donations made to ECHS can receive a partial match from the United Arts Fund.
Donations can be made online (www.eriehistory.org) or by check directory to ECHS or through the United Arts Fund website (www.erieartsandculture.org/UAF/eriehistory). Donors can also make a general gift to the United Arts Fund and ECHS will receive an equal distribution amongst the six Lead Partners. For additional information contact ECHS Advancement Director Geri Cicchetti at 814-454-1813 x 34 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can become part of Erie’s future by donating to preserve Erie’s past.
Donations to ECHS help us maintain the Watson-Curtze Mansion, Carriage House and Archives Building on West 6th Street in Erie, PA. Donations also help maintain the Battles Estate Farm Houses in Girard, PA.
It is because of the ongoing support of the Erie community that ECHS maintains over 35,000 objects, over one and a half miles of materials, and archives of Erie County organizations.
Your annual gift to the ECHS shows your investment in Erie's future. Your support enhances existing exhibits, helps create new exhibits, and preserves Erie's rich history for generations to come.
You can choose to make your annual gift as an unrestricted gift, in memory of a loved one, or as a tribute to a loved one. DONATE NOW to make your gift or mail a donation to
Erie County Historical Society at the Hagen History Center
356 West 6th Street
Erie PA, 16501
If your employer will match your gift, please remember to submit the paperwork.
With your donation over $40, you will become a member of the ECHS. Members enjoy unlimited access to the museum all year.
Membership levels include:
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