Watson-Curtze Mansion is closed to the public for the month of February for minor renovations - discounted museum admission $8

Events

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Wednesday, February 8th, 5:30 PM

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.

Our selection for this month is Flying with Dad: A Daughter. A Father. And the Hidden Gifts in His Stories from World War II by Yvonne Caputo (Erie PA).

The book is available for purchase at Werner Books and the Carriage House Gift Shop. Remember, Hagen History Center members receive a 15% discount on gift shop purchases.

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

Not yet a member of the Hagen History Center? Join online today!

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Sunday, February 12th, 12 PM - 5 PM

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

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

--See the Frank Lloyd Wright San Francisco Office and our newest exhibit: The Story of Us

--Tour the restored Wood-Morrison House

**Watson-Curtze Mansion is closed for the month of February for annual maintenance**

 

 

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February 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th

SOLD OUT

Dinner under the Stars returns!

For the 20th year, the stellar Valentine's Day dinner date is back with a gourmet meal served under the night sky at the Yahn Planetarium, Penn State Behrend, 4205 College Drive.

Planetarium Director Jim Gavio will narrate a live show during the event. This is the last time that the Hagen History Center will host Dinner Under the Stars, so it promises to be memorable!  

Scott Enterprises will provide the star-studded, four-course menu.

Cost is $185 per couple, wine and soft drinks included.

Seating is limited. Please reserve today.  

Dinners are served at 6:00 p.m. Choose your date February 13th, 14th, 15th, or 16th.

Club and Pub Tour

Saturday, February 18th, 1 PM- 5 PM

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Drink in some history and t
our ethnic clubs and pubs!

We’ll hop on a bus, courtesy of EMTA, at Julius, the former Maennerchor Club, 1607 State St., and share a beer and rich history at area ethnic social clubs and bars:

Polish Falcons, 431 East 3rd St., founded in 1914, with thanks to Rev. Francis Robaczewski, pastor of St. Hedwig’s Church, and multiple Polish community leaders. The club was housed in several buildings and in 1951, the current building was constructed.

Slovak Club, 902 Hess Ave., established in 1942 for American citizens of Slovak ancestry and their guests.

Nuova Aurora, 1518 Walnut St., founded in 1907 to support the growing Italian community in Erie and now includes year-round bocce bowling leagues and tournaments and more.

Sophia’s Tavern, 514 Cherry St., built in 1908, the building served as a grocery store and later as the tavern, which was founded in 1953. It closed in 2019 but will be open for us!

Julius, the former Maennerchor Club, 1607 State St., was established in 1871 in Erie, Pennsylvania as a German heritage club. Julio and Lilia Reyes, former owners of Latino’s, bought the building in 2018 and created a restaurant with traditional Mexican cuisine.

Ticket includes one glass of beer and history at each site.

Park your car at Julius where we board the tour bus. We return to Julius for our last round.

Cost: Hagen History Center members, $30; nonmembers, $35

(Must be 21 to attend)

SOLD OUT

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Wednesday, March 8th, 5:30 PM

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.

Our selection for this month is The History of the Standard Oil Company (1904, 2018) by Ida Tarbell (Cleveland, OH and Titusville, PA The book is available for purchase at Werner Books and the Carriage House Gift Shop. Remember, Hagen History Center members receive a 15% discount on gift shop purchases.

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

Not yet a member of the Hagen History Center? Join online today!

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Wednesday, March 15th, 7:00 PM

Frank Lloyd Wright's San Francisco Office and the Story of its Remarkable Travels

Featuring: Paul V. Turner, Ph.D.

Location: Jefferson Educational Society

How did Frank Lloyd Wright's San Francisco field office, established with his protégé, Aaron Green in 1951, travel from its rented second-floor San Francisco building to Erie, Pennsylvania? Renowned Wright expert, Dr. Paul Turner, will describe the office's 30-year journey through a sale to Tom Monaghan, of Domino's; its exhibit (behind glass) in the Heinz Architectural Center/Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh; storage in warehouses; a purchase by James Sandoro, for his Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum; and a sale to Tom Hagen, for Erie's Hagen History Center, where the museum constructed a building around the legendary office that patrons walk through every day.

This lecture is in partnership with the Jefferson Educational Society.

Register

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Wednesday, March 16th, 5:30 PM

Frank Lloyd Wright's Office in Western Pennsylvania

Featuring: Paul V. Turner, Ph.D


Location: Auditorium of the Frick Fine Arts Building at the University of Pittsburgh


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Sunday, March 12th, 12 PM - 5 PM

Hagen History Center will be open with FREE Admission. Come see Where History Inspires!

 

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Wednesday, April 12th, 5:30 PM

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.

Our selection for this month is TBDThe book is available for purchase at Werner Books and the Carriage House Gift Shop. Remember, Hagen History Center members receive a 15% discount on gift shop purchases.

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

Not yet a member of the Hagen History Center? Join online today!

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Sunday, April 16th, 12 PM - 5 PM

Hagen History Center will be open with FREE Admission. Come see Where History Inspires!

 

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Sunday, April 19th, 4:30 PM

FIRESIDE CHATS || "Take Me Out to the Ballgame Game's" Feminist Origins with Andrew Roth

Who were Trixie Friganza, Nora Bayes, and Katie Casey who had the ‘baseball fever and had it bad’? Discover the fascinating backstory of one America’s three most popular songs of all-time and the scandalous hijinks of the folks who made it famous.

EVENT LOCATION:
Watson-Curtze Mansion Foyer, 356 West 6th Street, Erie PA 16507

PRICING:
Member: FREE
Non-Member: $10
Limited seating, pre-registration recommended

 

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Sunday, May 14th, 12 PM - 5 PM

Hagen History Center will be open with FREE Admission. Come see Where History Inspires!

 

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Sunday, May 17th, 4:30 PM

Fireside Chats||What's in a Name with Jerry Skyrpzak

 

EVENT LOCATION:
Watson-Curtze Mansion Foyer, 356 West 6th Street, Erie PA 16507

PRICING:
Member: FREE
Non-Member: $10
Limited seating, pre-registration recommended

Registration will open soon

 

Men at the Museum

Wednesday, June 7th, 5PM - 8PM

Save the date of June 7, 2023, for this cocktail party fundraiser for men.  Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres and drinks while touring Erie’s newest museum.  

Enjoy our beautiful campus and summertime in Erie by joining us from 5pm-8pm at the Watson-Curtze Mansion, 356 West 6th Street.

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Sunday, June 11th, 12 PM - 5 PM

Hagen History Center will be open with FREE Admission. Come see Where History Inspires!

 

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Tuesday, June 13th, 5PM - 8PM

Save the date of June 13, 2022, for this cocktail party fundraiser for women. Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres and drinks while touring Erie’s newest museum.  

We’ve moved the event to June to enjoy the beautiful campus and summertime in Erie.

Join us from 5pm-8pm at the Watson-Curtze Mansion, 356 West 6th Street.