Past Events

Dinner Under the Stars 2019 at Yahn Planetarium

February 13-16, 2019 Looking for the perfect evening for your valentine??? Tickets for Dinner Under the Stars 2019 are still available! February 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th “Team History,” you ask “What does a ticket for Dinner Under the Stars include?” Well let me tell you! Your $150 ticket will allow you AND your date each to receive: A superbly catered four-course meal by Three Sisters Catering for YOU AND YOUR GUEST Wine, Beer, or Read more…


Rediscovering Erie’s History : Becky Weiser

Join us for a speaker series! This talk will explore the process of deaccession used by the ECHS and how to care for the artifacts that are being kept. We will be covering the procedures and ethics involved involved in removing artifacts from the collection. Becky is an Edinboro graduate, currently employed as the curator at the ECHS Join us at the Watson-Curtze Mansion on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM!


The Past & Future of the Historic Wood-Morrison House : Jeff Kidder

Join us for a speaker series! This talk will explore The Wood-Morrison House — From home, Art Center, Office to now an Education Center. This is the history of a house which has undergone 10 months of renovations, and is now the ECHS Education Center. Registered in PA and NY, Kidder is an architect and partner at Kidder Wachter Architecture & Design, Erie Join us on March 20th | Taking place at the Watson-Curtze Mansion Read more…

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Imperial Erie: Erie County and Global Conflict, 1753-1815 : Ben Scharff

Join us for a speaker series! This talk will explore Erie County’s significant role in three imperial struggles: The Seven Years’ War, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812 thus situating the county in a broader global context than routinely acknowledged. Scharff is an author and Assistant Professor and Chair of the Thomas B. Hagan Department of History at Mercyhurst Unviersity Join us at the Watson-Curtze Mansion on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00 PM!

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Save The Date – Battle of the Barristers

Battle of the Barristers Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Room 33, 1133 State Street, from 5pm-8pm Support ECHS by tipping your favorite bartender (there’s a friendly competition for bragging rights), buying auction tickets, & singing karaoke (or not). 5:00pm-5:45pm    Randy Shapira/Ed Smith   Mayor Joe Sinnott                                          Erin Connelly/Beth Hirz 5:45pm-6:30pm Jack Quinn Pete Sala 6:30pm-7:15pm Grant Yochim Read more…

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Women Creating a Legacy

You’re invited to join Erie’s inaugural Women Creating a Legacy! December 10, 2018, 5pm – 8pm at the Hagen History Center Watson-Curtze Mansion, 356 West 6th Street   The Erie County Historical Society invites you to attend the inaugural Women Creating a Legacy event on Monday, December 10, 2018.  Join us from 5pm – 8pm at the Watson-Curtze Mansion at 356 West 6th Street in Erie.     With your $100 donation, help us create a new room with Read more…

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Victorian Holiday

Celebrate the season at The Erie County Historical Society’s Victorian Holiday November 29 and 30 December 1 and 2 11 AM to 4 PM at the Watson-Curtze Mansion 356 West 6th Street, Erie The museum will be decorated for the holiday and will be free and open to the public. Sponsored by Erie Federal Credit Union    

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The Far Side of the Moon and the Birth of the Culture Wars: America in 1968

Join us for a Speaker Series!   Andy Roth, PhD., former president of Notre Dame College, Cleveland, and a former Administrator at Mercyhurst University, will speak on Thursday, December 13.    Roth’s topic will be The Far Side of the Moon and the Birth of the Culture Wars: America in 1968.  He will focus on the year the Smithsonian magazine refers to as “America Shattered”, the cusp year of the 1960s/the cultural revolution, and the year everything Read more…


French Historian Tours General Lafayette’s Route

On Saturday and Sunday 8/9 and 9/9 French graduate student and historian Julien Icher visited Erie to visit sites visited by General Lafayette during his 1825 farewell tour visit to America. Executive Director George Deutsch toured Icher around locations in Erie and on Monday 9/10. ECHS Museum Educator Jeff Sherry and Icher toured locations in downtown Meadville and Allegheny College.  

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Speaker Series – The JFK Assassination 55 Years Later

Join us for a speaker series presentation by Jeff Sherry regarding the aftereffects of the JFK assassination 55 years later; through the eyes of those who protected him!   Admission Price: 10$ Adult – 7$ Seniors – 5$ Students – Free for Members! Date/Time: Monday, November 19th @ 7:00 PM Place: The Watson-Curtze Mansion library 356 W 6th St, Erie, PA 16507