Events

Exhibit Openings September 2019 

Suffragette, Iverd and Expanded Griswold Exhibits  

The Suffragette Exhibit is in the Ballroom on the Third Floor of the Watson-Curtze Mansion.  It will remain open until August 2020. 

The Iverd Art Exhibit is on the Third Floor of the Watson-Curtze Mansion.  It will remain open until June 2020. 

The Expanded Griswold Exhibit is in the Kitchen on the First Floor of the Watson-Curtze Mansion.  It will remain open until  June 2020.

The Watson-Curtze Mansion is located at 356 West 6th Street, Erie PA, and is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm.  

  

Speaker Series-Henry Ford, Part 1

January 14, 2020, at 7pm, at the Watson-Curtze Mansion, 356 West 6th Street

Ford: The Family, The Men, The Company and the Machine-Part 1 

by Randy Shapira, Esq.,  President of the ECHS Board

This presentation will examine the origins and history of the Ford Motor Company from Henry Ford to mid-century.

Free to members.  Guests $10.

 

Celebrity Bartending Event

January 29, 2020, from 5pm-8pm, at Room 33, 1033 State Street.

Have fun and tip your favorite bartender as this is a fundraiser for the Erie County Historical Society.  

Enjoy raffles and prizes.   Open to the public.

 

Celebrities include:

5:00-5:45pm      Brian Bolash, Ed Smith, Tim Riley

5:45-6:30pm      Hillary Hoffmann, Pete Sala

6:30-7:15pm      Mary Jarvie, Rachel George 

7:15-8:00pm      Bill Helbling, Grant Yochim 

 

Speaker Series-Henry Ford, Part 2

February 4, 2020, at 7pm, at the Watson-Curtze Mansion, 356 West 6th Street 

Ford: The Family, The Men, The Company and the Machines-Part 2 

by Randy Shapira, Esq, and President of the ECHS Board

This presentation will examine the recent history of the Ford Motor Company from mid-century to present.

Free to members.  Guests $10.

 

Dinner Under the Stars 

February 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2020,  at 6:30pm, at Yahn Planetarium, Penn State Behrend, 4205 College Drive, Erie  

Enjoy an evening and a gourmet dinner at the Planetarium.  For information or to RSVP, contact Shelby Graml at 814-454-1813 x 32 or at sgraml@eriehistory.org. 

 

Speaker Series-Waldameer and Water World

March 18, 2020, at 7pm, at the Watson-Curtze Mansion, 356 West 6th Street

A History of Waldameer and Water World 

by Brian Gorman, Vice-President of Operations at Waldameer 

This presentation will examine the history of one of our region's oldest and iconic amusement parks from the beginning to today. 

Free to members.  Guests $10.

 

Speaker Series-American Tapestry

April 22, 2020, at 7pm, a the Watson-Curtze Mansion, 356 West 6th Street

American Tapestry: We tell Ourselves Stories

This presentation consists of many American stories.   How do they combine to create the American narrative binding us together as a nation and as a people? 

by Andrew Roth, PhD., Scholar-In-Residence at the Jefferson Educational Society, President-Emeritus of Notre Dame College in South Euclid, OH, and former Interim-President of St. Bonaventure University.  Prior to that Dr. Roth had a long career at Gannon and Mercyhurst Universities.  

Free to members. Guests $10.

 

Making History Gala

May 16, 2020, at 7pm, at the new exhibit building (behind the Wood-Morrison House, 338 West 6th Street) on the Hagen History Center campus

Celebrate the historic opening of the new exhibit building and be the first to view  the exhibit of national significance on the first floor.  

For sponsorship information or to receive an invitation, call ECHS at 814-454-1813 x 34. 

 

League of Women Voters 2020 Centennial Celebration Event 

August 17 2020, gala celebration at the Hagen History Center.   Details at www.lwv.org. 

 

Women Creating a Legacy 

September 8, 2020, at 5pm, at the Hagen History Center, 356 West 6th Street

This women-only fundraising party sponsors exhibits and activities for children.  

For sponsorship information or to receive and invitation, call ECHS at 814-454-1813 x 34. 

 

 

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