Do you love Erie history? Do you have a passion for storytelling, the arts or education? Are you interested in sharing the historic Watson-Curtze Mansion at the Hagen History Center with others? Well, you’re in the right place, and we need YOU! There are many opportunities to participate in volunteer activities with the Erie County Historical Society, and to support our mission by bringing history to life!


Please consider serving as a volunteer or docent in one of our departments!

  • Curatorial
  • Archival
  • Events
  • Education

The Erie County Historical Society at the Hagen History Center is comprised of three main buildings, the Watson-Curtze Mansion, the Carriage House, and the King-Mertens Archive Building, all fuelled by passion and a love for Erie history.  It is through the members, programs, visitation and school trips that brings this historic campus to life, providing rich opportunity for growth and learning. As a volunteer, you contribute to making these engagements possible through welcoming our guests in the Visitors Center Carriage House and serving as a docent (tour guide) through their time in the historic Watson-Curtze Mansion. We would love to have you here and hope you consider joining us!


To start, please fill out our Volunteer Application and mail it to the address on the bottom of the form! Thank you for your interest!


If you have questions, feel free to contact Jeff Sherry!

Jeff Sherry

Phone: 814.454.1813 x33