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

Outreach Events

Available Outreach Sponsorships

Club & Pub Tour

February 18, 2023, EMTA bus will provide transportation from Julius (former Erie Maennerchor Club) to Erie ethnic clubs/pubs. Tickets include one glass of beer and history at each site provided by club board member.

Easter Celebration

A family friendly Easter/Springtime event complete with games, crafts, live bunnies, and treats. Held in the beautiful Watson-Curtze mansion, this event will be open to the public but special invitations will be made to the students of Pfeiffer-Burleigh School, Martin Luther King Center, Our West Bayfront, and the Neighborhood Art House.  It will happen on Saturday, April 1st from 10 – 5.

Sacred Spaces Church tour

May 6, 2023 Seven Erie churches will be open for our guests to visit local landmarks with history provided by docents from the churches.  

Unseen Erie bus tour

Back by popular demand, this bus tour will bring participants to parts of our community not normally open to the public. Last year’s tour went to the top of the Boston Store, the Wright House on West 6th Street, St. Joseph’s apartments and chapel, the Strong Mansion at Gannon University with our guide of Dr. Keith Taylor, an icehouse and local speakeasy. Lunch was provided on the lawn of the mansion. This June tour will include different stops in Erie.

Bike Tour

Summer 2023 (date TBD)

Two tours of 40 people each

Walking Tour

Fall 2023 (date TBD)

Enjoy walking the beautiful neighborhood of Glenwood Hills

Fireside Chats

Sponsor one of these regional speakers held 4-6 times a year. Not held during the summer months.

Murder and Mayhem Tours

In October, join Justin Dombrowski, local author of Murder and Mayhem in Erie, as he guides you on a tour of seven locations throughout downtown Erie and accounts tales of grave robbing, bizarre deaths, and terror. The walking tours will occur over 6 nights, each night is limited to 16 people. Tours will happen rain or shine (if weather is severe, we will have a speaker presentation in the Watson-Curtze Mansion). Dress for outdoor walking.

Halloween Celebration

A family friendly Halloween event compete with trick or treating on campus

Date TBD

 

Additional information on all events is available by contacting Geri Cicchetti at 814-454-1813 x 34 or gcicchetti@eriehistory.org