Past Events

Sacrifice, Valor & Grit — Erie County in the Civil War

The Federal City Brass Band will be performing live throughout the day this Saturday, January 7th, in Erie at the Watson-Curtze MansionHagen History Center for the public opening of “SACRIFICE VALOR & GRIT Erie County in the Civil War”. The event opens at 11:00am and runs until 7:00pm. This exhibition “kick-off” is open to the public and a great opportunity to view a once-in-a-lifetime collection of local artifacts and honor our region and its people’s r…ich history Read more…

Past Events

To War and Back Again – The Grand Army of the Republic and a Post-War nation

From the end of the Civil War up to the turn of the 20th century, the economic landscape of the United States transformed. The North had evolved from largely agricultural to heavily industrial. The transcontinental railroad tied the northeast and the midwest regions together, huge reserves of natural resources catapulted northern expansion, and spectacular innovators such as Alexander Graham Bell—who patented the telephone—and Thomas Edison—who invented the electric light—revolutionize our way of life. Just months Read more…