A Night at the Museum Gala

A Night at the Museum Gala 2023

Thank you

Thank you to the community and the state for their support of gala honoring Gov. Tom and Michele Ridge

You’re overwhelming support saw reservations of 700

and over $372,000 raised for the operational budget of the History Center.

Save the date for next year!

September 14, 2024

Look at 243 photos from A Night at the Museum gala thanks to R Frank Media:
  1. Click on the link: https://photos.rfrankphotography.com/night-at-the-museum-2023
  2. Select slide show to see all of them

ALSO, if you click download on a photo, you can download the photo for free without the watermark. If you would like to purchase prints of a photo, click buy.

If you have questions, email pparker@eriehistory.org.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!


Tom Hagen


Making History Sponsors

Governor Tom and Michele Ridge,
Chris and Lesley Ridge Allen, Tommy Ridge


Archival Sponsors

AmeriHealth Caritas

Erie Insurance

Charles Davis


James and Lourene Nevels

Roger and Nedra Richards

Seton Hill University


Band Sponsors

Teresa M. Brugger

Fralo, Victor Group Company             

Great Lakes Insurance  

Mary Kay Haben

Matt and Karen Clark
Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Marquette Savings Bank

Homer and Marlene Mosco,

The Hon. Bob Merski and Emily Merski             

Mark and Leah Murphy


Celebration Sponsors

Barber National Institute

The Britton Family Foundation  

Building Systems Inc.

Cathedral Preparatory School 

Gene Davis Sales and Service

DCI Group

Duquesne University

Erie Cemetery Association

Erie Community Foundation

Bob and Christie Ferrier

Highmark Health

Dennis and Dianne Howard

Kidder Architects

Kidder Jefferys Construction

Lillis McKibben Bongiovanni and Co.

Mary Lincoln and Charles Brock

MacDonald Illig Attorneys

Tim and Lisa NeCastro

Penn State Behrend

Port Erie Plastics

Ridge Policy Group

William Steger and Ruthanne Beighley

Sue Sutto

Roger and Laurel Taft


Host Sponsors

A+ Strategies and Corporate Solutions

Jim and Electra Agras

Pamela Arway

Peep Brereton and Floyd Hyatt

Jeff and Amy Brinling

Burton Quinn Scott  

Pam Carullo

Contemporary Motor Car

Arthur Curtze

Fritz and Michelee Curtze

Patrick and Candyce Delaney

Dr. and Mrs. Richard DiBacco

Tracey and Paul Diefenbach

Joseph and Gina DiFuccia                                                                                                                                            
Disabled Veteran Solutions (DVS)

Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Maureen Q. Dwyer  

Mo and Bob Dwyer

Edinboro University Foundation

ENT Specialists of Northwestern PA

Erie Federal Credit Union

Jill Faulkner

Mike and Sandy Fetzner

Gannon University

Connie and Ambassador David Girard-diCarlo      

Michael and Gloria Glass

Glowacki Management Company

Tom and Mili Hanes

The Hon. Pat and Michelle Harkins

Irene and George Harrington

John and Nancy Hilbert Sr.  

Jefferson Educational Society

Atty. and Mrs. Bill Jorden

Juice Jar

Philip and Christina Katen

Bruce and Nancy Kern

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

John and Gerrie Lilley

Sidney and Karen Lipman

Zachary and Alizabeth Maughn

Lynn and Dale McBrier

Mike and Susan McCormick

Owen and Kim McCormick

Pierre and Kathy McCormick

Des and Deb McDonald

Sean and Annie McLaughlin

Mickey and Patty McMahon

Sara G. Mead

Mercyhurst University

Richard Merwin

Tony and Kelly Montefiori

Butch and Denise Robison Mullen

Douglas and Deborah Murphy

Murray Insurance LLC

National Fuel Gas

Susan Neely

John Oliver and Sylvia Dallas

Red Letter Hospitality

Robert and Kathleen Rohm

Mr. and Mrs. Shawn and Sharon Rooney

Roth Cadillac Audi

Greg and Lisa Rubino

Charles Rush

Fred and Donna Rush

Judith and Donald Saurer

Alan Schaal  

Rhonda and Joe Schember

Kathleen Scheppner

Bob and Ann Schoeller

Rob and Kim Schultz

Nick and Kim Scott

Seaway Windows, Doors, and Sunrooms

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Semple

Tom and Janice Showler

William T. Spaeder Co. Inc.

Mark and Lynn Squeglia

Dr. Barry D. Stamm 

Jim and Alison Steadman 

Tom and Kristin Talarico

Toyota of Erie

Leslie Turner

UPMC Health Plan

Richard and Robin Vicary


The Woman’s Club of Erie

Michael and Jane Zavasky

LeRoy S. Zimmerman

In Kind Sponsors

Erie Beer

Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority

Engel and O’Neill

Erie News Now

Erie Reader



Mazza Vinyards

Mill Creek Coffee Company


WJET-TV/Fox 66/YourErie.com