Women Creating a Legacy

The Erie County Historical Society invites you to become a sponsor of the Third Annual Women Creating a Legacy initiative at the Hagen History Center.  This year your support is needed now more than ever. 

Because of COVID-19, a group event will not be held.  But we still wish to see you on our campus, so we are inviting you to come to the Watson-Curtze Mansion for a private tour.                                                               

We want you to see the Justice Bell on display in the mansion. The Justice Bell is a replica of Philadelphia’s iconic Liberty Bell and it is touring Pennsylvania in celebration of the Suffragette Movement.  It will be on display in the Watson-Curtze Mansion until September 8, 2020.

Also on display in the mansion is the Suffragettes exhibit.  Located on the third floor, this exhibit is in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.   In addition, Winifred Watson’s bedroom has been restored to a child’s bedroom from the turn-of-the-century.  Some of the proceeds from past Women Creating a Legacy events have partially sponsored this room, and you won’t want to miss it!

With this special 100th anniversary, your donation will celebrate the achievements of women over the past 100 years.    In addition, the Hagen History Center is part of Erie’s downtown resurgence.  Where else can you make history AND resurge a city with your donation?

See the attached form for all sponsorship levels and benefits.  Also attached is a form to participate in Women Creating a Legacy.    Remember, with your sponsorship of $500 or more, you are welcome to host a party at the Watson-Curtze Mansion.   With your participation at $100 or more, you are invited for a private guided tour.

Thank you for your consideration and for making history with us!  If you’d like additional information, contact us at 814-454-1813 x 34 or gcicchetti@eriehistory.org.

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