Anyone looking to donate an item to Erie County Historical Society/ Hagen History Center can contact Becky Weiser, Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (814)454-1813 X 21
Abraham Lincoln: Anything having to do with Abraham Lincoln specifically.
American Red Cross: Items relating to the American Red Cross. (clothing, buttons, etc.)
Archaeology: Artifacts relating to archaeological digs or other findings. (arrowheads, stones, etc.)
Asian Art: Any form of art relating to Asia or it’s artwork style.
Children’s Clothing: All clothing and accessories designed for children. (shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, gloves, hats, etc.)
Civil War: All Civil War and earlier; goes in WCM Room 3.
Coins/Medals: Any coin or medal, commemorative or currency.
Collector Spoon: Spoons that commemorating important places and people. Does not include flatware, serving spoons, or any utility spoon.
Decorative Arts: Any form of artwork that would be displayed for viewing pleasure. (vases, statues, wreaths, etc.)
Erie Business: Objects relating to a business in Erie, even things that simply have the company name on it.
Erie Events: Objects commemorating an event that happened in Erie.
Erie Interest: Objects regarding Erie but do not fall into the other Erie collections.
Erie Manufacturing: Objects manufactured in Erie.
Eugene Iverd: Objects that regard Iverd or contain an image produced by Iverd.
Flag: Flags of any kind.
Furniture: Any type of big furniture items. (chairs, tables, desks, dressers, etc.)
GAR: Post Civil War related to the Grand Arm of the Republic. (ribbons and medals)
Griswold: All Griswold objects.
Hand Work: Handmade objects that were sewn, crotched, etc. (quilts, needle pictures, handkerchiefs, etc.)
Hand Work Tools: Tools used to make Hand Work objects.
Historical Object: Items with a historical background but are not Erie specific.
Household Goods: Smaller items you would find throughout a house. (dishes, utensils, toiletries, etc.)
Maritime: Objects regarding ships that are not related to big name ships here in Erie.
Marx Toys: All Marx Toys.
Men’s Accessories: Objects that are part of a man’s wardrobe other than the clothing itself. (shoes, pipes, hats, etc.)
Men’s Clothing: Any men’s item of clothing (shirts, pants, vests, coats, etc.)
Military: Any military object relating to any of the wars; WWI, WWII, Spanish American War, Korean, etc. Example: Military - WWI (clothing, helmets, medals, etc.)
Musical Instruments: Any object that is known as a musical instrument.
Native American: Any Native American object including South American Natives, Erie, etc. Example: Native American - Erie (arrowheads, bowls, jewelry, clothing, etc.)
Niagara/Lawrence: Any object regarding the Niagara or the Lawrence.
Office Supplies: Objects that were used in the office. (pens, inkwell, paperweights, etc.)
Salaczyk Military: Any item in the Salaczyk accession.
Sports & Leisure: Any sport or game objects. (board games, cards, etc.)
Stereoscope: Objects associated with a stereoscope.
Tools: Tools such as woodworking tools. (hammer, auger, etc.)
Toy & Doll: Any toy or doll, along with doll items. (doll, dollhouse, doll clothes, stuffed animals, tea sets, etc.)
WCM: Objects that belong to the Watson-Curtze Mansion.
Weapons: Any type of weapon. (guns, swords, etc.)
WMH: Objects that belong to the Wood-Morrison House.
Women’s Accessories: Objects that are part of a woman’s wardrobe other than the clothing itself. (shoes, fan, parasol, brooch, etc.)
Women’s Clothing: Any women’s item of clothing. (shirt, pants, skirt, dress, etc.)
WPA: Models of structures used for educational purposes through the Works Progress Administration.