Become a Member

Make History with Us

Make History With Us and join in Erie’s downtown resurgence by becoming a member of the Hagen History Center.

You can choose to become a Member or a Curtze Circle Family Leadership Member.

We invite you to explore and learn more about Erie’s rich history and limitless future with a trip to the Hagen History Center. There is much to see and do on the campus of the Hagen History Center and members have a front row seat.

Why Join Now?

Membership benefits include:

  • Free admission to Hagen History Center
  • Family level and above receive free admission for children under 18 years old
  • Research 200+ years of Erie history in Library & Archives 
  • Discounts on events held on campus
  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter
  • 15% discount at the Carriage House Center Gift Shop on most purchases
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting & Holiday Party 
  • Access to the Time Travelers Program
    • Time Travelers is a reciprocal membership network for historical museums, sites, and societies throughout the United States.  You can visit their website for more details on their privileges. 

Become a member of Hagen History Center and enjoy unlimited access to the museum all year.

You can choose to become a member on your first trip to Hagen History Center or by contacting Sara Little at 814-454-1813 x 27. You can also become a member online.

Become a Member Online

Download a Printable Membership Form

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Membership is Important  

Making history inspiring.  That’s what the Hagen History Center does thanks to the generosity of our members.

And Charlie Ingram renews his membership annually. 

Last year he retired as Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer after 26 years with Eriez Magnetics. Originally from Chicago, Charlie moved to Erie after several moves during his business career.

While visiting the Erie County Historical Society several times after moving to Erie, his interest in the organization really increased and he became a member when the Historical Society was transformed into a pre-eminent association highlighted by the Hagen History Center.

“My personal interest in history has roots in childhood travel with my family leading to a History & Political Science major in college. I've been interested to learn about the history and development of every city and state in which I've lived. The Chicago Historical Society, for example, served as an important resource for me as a young student growing up there. My support of the ECHS is my way of helping make sure Erie's history remains accessible to students of all ages.”

According to Charlie, “The Hagen History Center not only preserves the artifacts and documents of Erie's past, but provides the education, research, and facilities to the public for the entire community's benefit. The Erie County Historical Society helps us all better understand how and why Erie was established and came to be such an important contributor to the development of Pennsylvania and the United States.”

Becoming a member of the Hagen History Center gives Charlie a front row seat to the Erie County storytelling for all current and future generations.

Charlie has been a member since 2014 and is happy to help tell the wonderfully rich story of Erie County as the HHC continues to make history.

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