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The Erie County Historical Society

Who We Are

Recently renovated, the Thomas B. Hagen History Center is home to the Watson-Curtze Mansion, The Visitor Center Carriage House and the H.O. Hirt Reading Room & Library, and the King-Mertens Archive Building. We also operate educational programs and outreach activities including historical tours, lectures, exhibits, kid's programs, and special events.

What We Do

Our Mission

The Historical Society of Erie County is dedicated to collecting, preserving and promoting the study of our region’s history.

Our Vision

The vision of the Historical Society of Erie County is to lead, inspire and engage the community through vibrant, exciting and entertaining exhibits and programs.  Our archives and collections will serve as a comprehensive and accessible resource for researchers, educators and students.