Past Events

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

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Dan Rice Days

Join us for the Dan Rice Days out in Gerard PA for historical events featuring a timeline of actors representing the American soldier throughout our history, and more!   August 3rd + August 4th

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Annual Meeting

July 10th The Annual Meeting for the Erie County Historical Society will take place on Tuesday, July 10 at 6pm, at the Hagen History Center, 356 W. 6th in Erie. The ECHS will give out its annual awards; these include Local History, Preservation, Volunteer of the Year and the President’s Award. We will also present short talks regarding what we have accomplished over the past year and what is in store for 2018-19, highlighted by Read more…