We could use your help

The Erie County Historical Society is always looking for volunteers. Your role could include:

  • Archival Assistant
  • Battles Museums Assistance, located in Girard, PA
  • Carpentry
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Docent (tour guide)
  • Fundraising 
  • Gardening & Groundskeeping
  • Special Events Host
  • Visitor Service Volunteer

Contact Chris Anderson, Curator of Education, by email or call 814-454-1813 x 21 to volunteer.

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Gwen White

Why Volunteer with ECHS?

Gwen White came to Erie in 1985 from Lexington Kentucky to work for Erie Insurance.   

She fully adopted Erie as her hometown and has a long history of being involved in Erie organizations including being on the board of the Hagen History Center.  

Not only has Gwen been a tireless volunteer for multiple organizations over her 37-year career, but she financially supports many organizations as well.

As a volunteer and donor to the Hagen History Center, Gwen gives because she believes in the mission.  “I’ve been most impressed with the developments on the campus.  It truly is inspirational.   Not only are there new interactive exhibits, but there’s over 200 years of archival materials available to research.  As the Hagen History Center is the keeper of Erie County History, I want to ensure this organization strives and prospers for generations to come.”

Gwen, the Underwriting Manager and CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellow for Erie Insurance want to positively affect the quality of life of others.