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.

In 2021, membership benefits will also include unlimited free admission to the newly restored Wood-Morrison House and the new exhibit building.  Members will see 8 new professionally designed exhibits, including an exhibit of national significance.  We expect these new exhibits will make HHC a destination point for locals and tourists alike!

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 our Membership Form (PDF)

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As a Curtze Family Leadership Giving Circle member you can become a part of Erie’s resurgence and Make History With Us!

Becoming a member of the Curtze Circle at Hagen History Center gives you a front row seat to our storytelling for you and all future generations.

The other reason to join is that your support is needed now more than ever. With COVID-19, the Hagen History Center was first closed for 4 months and then closed again for almost 7 months  There was no revenue from visitations or gift shop sales. Membership renewals slowed greatly. Several weddings and fundraising events had to be cancelled. There was also a delay in the construction of the new exhibits.  Originally scheduled to open in May 2020, they are now targeted to open in 2021.  This also caused a loss in revenue from admissions.

With your Curtze Circle membership, you are welcome to all the benefits listed above and so much more.

See the attached list for the full benefits of membership.

Join us now and help us tell this wonderfully rich story as we continue to make history together.  Your membership will help with the staffing and maintenance of the 6 ECHS buildings in Erie and 2 historic farmhouses in Girard.

Join the Curtze Family Leadership Giving Circle for $1,200 or more and enjoy a 15-month membership period.  You may also choose to utilize monthly billing for your Curtze Circle donation. 

Join Curtze Circle Online

Download Curtze Circle Membership Form