Annual Fund

Make History With Us by supporting the HHC during the United Arts Drive and help HHC receive part of a grant from Erie Arts and Culture.

What a year it has been!

And what a year it will be at the Hagen History Center!   In 2021, we know everyone will be anxious to get out of the house and we’re ready. 

  • We’re ready with a new exhibit building with 3 new galleries and an exhibit of national significance.
  • We’re ready with a restored Wood-Morrison House with 3 new exhibit galleries
  • We’re ready with a dynamic speaker series, educational opportunities, driving/walking tours, and events on our campus.
  • And we’re ready with a new permanent exhibit and several temporary exhibits in the beautiful Watson-Curtze Mansion.

In addition to all of that, HHC is part of Erie’s downtown resurgence, and you have an opportunity to make history with us in restoring part of Erie.   

Become part of this history-in-the-making endeavor with your gift to the HHC during the 2020 Annual Fund through the United Arts Fund.    This year your donation is needed now more than ever because of lost revenue from admissions and the cancellation of fundraising events due to COVID-19. 

The United Arts Fund has secured a pledge of $125,000 if the UAF can raise over $500,000 in total with 6 community assets. As the HHC is one of the assets, please help us secure our share of the matching funds.

You can make your gift online using the donate button or use the attached sheet for opportunities to support student field trips, maintain the campus, or help promote Erie’s heritage for current and future generations.   In addition, you can also use the attached sheet to request more information on sponsoring a room, on planned giving opportunities or on buying a brick on the Carriage House Patio.  For online donation go to www.eriehistory.org or erieartsandculture.org/UAF/eriehistory.

Since 1903, Erie County Historical Society has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and promoting the study of our region’s rich history for future generations, and we’d like to invite you to continue to join us in this mission as a supporter of the Hagen History Center.

Whichever way you choose to support the HHC, know that you’ll become part of Erie’s history and the effort to support Erie’s resurgence. 

Should you have any questions, please contact us at 814-454-1813 x 34.

Thank you for your consideration. 

 

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