Events

Yellow House Cooking over an open fire

Tuesday, April 2nd 6PM

Historic Cooking Over an Open Fire with Wendy Meka

We’re cooking stew and bread over a campfire!

Guests will be grinding herbs and spices with a mortar and pestle, adding them to the scrumptious stew we’ll rustle up and whipping up some sizzling fry bread – all over an open fire. 

All supplies included.

$50 per person

Limited seating.

Register here

canalside readers1 v3

Wednesday, May 8th 5:30PM

Do you love history as much as we do?

Join Kyle Churman (owner of Werner Books) for some reading and discussion of history-themed books every month and taking a few field trips too!

Canalside Readers will meet monthly on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30PM in the President's Room in the Wood-Morrison House on the Hagen History Center Campus.

All books will be available for purchase at Werner Books and the Carriage House Gift Shop on the Hagen History Center Campus.

Not yet a member of the Hagen History Center? Join online today at eriehistory.org

Send an email to amacrino@eriehistory.org if you will be in attendance or if you have any questions.

Upcoming book list:

May: The Heiress of Pittsburgh by Ken Gromley

July: Robert H. Jackson: New Deal Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice, Nuremberg Prosecutor by Gail Jarrow

September: TBD

November: Heisman: The Man Behind the Trophy by John M. Heisman with Mark Schlabach

just free day

Sunday, June 9th 12PM-5PM

Community Day - FREE Admission

We invite the community to tour our three exhibit buildings and learn more about the rich history of Erie County.

There’s a lot going on at the campus of the Hagen History Center and you can:

  • See the new exhibit building with 3 new galleries and the Frank Lloyd Wright San Francisco office
  • Tour the restored Wood-Morrison House with 3 new exhibit galleries
  • Visit a new children’s exhibit and several temporary exhibits in the beautiful Watson-Curtze Mansion

Since 1903, Erie County Historical Society has been dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting the study of our region’s rich history for future generations.

cooking up history

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Cooking Up History
for kids in grades 3 to 6

Abby DeSantis from Meals with Abs will show students how to prepare a dessert or other recipe from a 19th or early 20th century cookbook in the kitchen/pantry areas of the Watson-Curtze Mansion and the group will eat together at the dining room table.

Each child will take home a copy/sample of the recipe to share with their family.

One adult per child is required and the adult receives free admission!

**limited to 22 total - 11 children/11 adults per event**

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

 

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Wednesday, July 10th 5:30PM

Do you love history as much as we do?

Join Kyle Churman (owner of Werner Books) for some reading and discussion of history-themed books every month and taking a few field trips too!

Canalside Readers will meet monthly on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30PM in the President's Room in the Wood-Morrison House on the Hagen History Center Campus.

All books will be available for purchase at Werner Books and the Carriage House Gift Shop on the Hagen History Center Campus.

Not yet a member of the Hagen History Center? Join online today at eriehistory.org

Send an email to amacrino@eriehistory.org if you will be in attendance or if you have any questions.

Upcoming book list:

July: Robert H. Jackson: New Deal Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice, Nuremberg Prosecutor by Gail Jarrow

September: TBD

November: Heisman: The Man Behind the Trophy by John M. Heisman with Mark Schlabach

august free day

Sunday, August 11th 12PM-5PM

Community Day - FREE Admission

We invite the community to tour our three exhibit buildings and learn more about the rich history of Erie County.

There’s a lot going on at the campus of the Hagen History Center and you can:

  • See the new exhibit building with 3 new galleries and the Frank Lloyd Wright San Francisco office
  • Tour the restored Wood-Morrison House with 3 new exhibit galleries
  • Visit a new children’s exhibit and several temporary exhibits in the beautiful Watson-Curtze Mansion

Since 1903, Erie County Historical Society has been dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting the study of our region’s rich history for future generations.

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Wednesday, September 11th 5:30PM

Do you love history as much as we do?

Join Kyle Churman (owner of Werner Books) for some reading and discussion of history-themed books every month and taking a few field trips too!

Canalside Readers will meet monthly on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30PM in the President's Room in the Wood-Morrison House on the Hagen History Center Campus.

All books will be available for purchase at Werner Books and the Carriage House Gift Shop on the Hagen History Center Campus.

Not yet a member of the Hagen History Center? Join online today at eriehistory.org

Send an email to amacrino@eriehistory.org if you will be in attendance or if you have any questions.

Upcoming book list:

September: TBD

November: Heisman: The Man Behind the Trophy by John M. Heisman with Mark Schlabach

cooking up history

Wednesday, October 16th 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Cooking Up History
for kids in grades 3 to 6

Abby DeSantis from Meals with Abs will show students how to prepare a dessert or other recipe from a 19th or early 20th century cookbook in the kitchen/pantry areas of the Watson-Curtze Mansion and the group will eat together at the dining room table.

Each child will take home a copy/sample of the recipe to share with their family.

One adult per child is required and the adult receives free admission!

**limited to 22 total - 11 children/11 adults per event**

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

 

Sign Up here

november free day

Sunday, November 10th 12PM-5PM

Community Day - FREE Admission

We invite the community to tour our three exhibit buildings and learn more about the rich history of Erie County.

There’s a lot going on at the campus of the Hagen History Center and you can:

  • See the new exhibit building with 3 new galleries and the Frank Lloyd Wright San Francisco office
  • Tour the restored Wood-Morrison House with 3 new exhibit galleries
  • Visit a new children’s exhibit and several temporary exhibits in the beautiful Watson-Curtze Mansion

Since 1903, Erie County Historical Society has been dedicated to collecting, preserving, and promoting the study of our region’s rich history for future generations.

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Wednesday, November 13th 5:30PM

Do you love history as much as we do?

Join Kyle Churman (owner of Werner Books) for some reading and discussion of history-themed books every month and taking a few field trips too!

Canalside Readers will meet monthly on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30PM in the President's Room in the Wood-Morrison House on the Hagen History Center Campus.

All books will be available for purchase at Werner Books and the Carriage House Gift Shop on the Hagen History Center Campus.

Not yet a member of the Hagen History Center? Join online today at eriehistory.org

Send an email to amacrino@eriehistory.org if you will be in attendance or if you have any questions.

Upcoming book list:

November: Heisman: The Man Behind the Trophy by John M. Heisman with Mark Schlabach