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

Ways to Give

Erie's History is important to Erie's future!

You can become part of Erie’s future by donating to preserve Erie’s past.

Donations to ECHS help us maintain the Watson-Curtze Mansion, Wood-Morrison House, new exhibit building, carriage house and archives building on West 6th Street in Erie, PA.  Donations also help maintain the Battles Estate farmhouses in Girard, PA  

It is because of the ongoing support of the Erie community that ECHS maintains over 30,000 objects, over one and a half miles of materials, and archives of Erie County organizations.  

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Why We Donate

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.

Gwen White