Erie’s history is important for Erie’s future.

In 1898, The Erie Public Museum started collecting items for exhibit. Then in 1903, the Erie County Historical Society (ECHS) began preserving Erie’s rich history and has continued this mission for 115 years. 

Donations to ECHS help us maintain the Watson-Curtze Mansion, Carriage House and Archives Building on West 6th Street in Erie, PA.  Donations also help maintain the Battles Estate Farm Houses in Girard, PA.   It is because of the ongoing support of the Erie community that ECHS maintains over 35,000 objects, over one and a half miles of materials and archives of Erie County organizations.  

Join the Erie County Historical Society and enjoy the benefits of supporting your local history.

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Membership Benefits include..
  • Free access to all historical society sites
  • Invitation to members only events
  • Subscription to the Quill Quarterly Newsletter & Journal of Erie Studies
  • 10% off all gift shop items located in the history center carriage house

Individual :: $40

Yearly membership for one person

Senior Individual :: $35

Yearly membership for one senior citizen

Grandparent :: $50

Yearly admission for 2 grandparents and their grandchildren under the age of 16

Family :: $60

Yearly admission for 2 adults, and any children under the age of 16

Patron :: $100

Yearly admission for 2 adults, children and two guest passes

Benefactor :: $350

Yearly admission for 2 adults, children and four guest passes

Curtze Circle :: $500 – $5,000

Yearly admission for membership family, the Curtze Circle offers additional benefits, including the use of the mansion for events. Click HERE to learn more about the benefits to the Curtze Circle, along with the reward brackets

To become a member, mail your payment to..

Erie County Historical Society
356 West 6th Street
Erie, PA  16507
Or click here to donate!

If you use the above link to donate, please send an email to the address listed below, so we can thank you, and send you some additional information, and membership card!

For any additional questions, please contact us!

Phone: (814) 454-1813 x34