Thu 20 Jun

Made in Erie County: The Products that Made Erie County, from the Pre-Industrial Age to the Motor Age"

Judith Lynch, Ph.D. Carmakers, brewers, Commerical fishermen, manufacturers after the Titusville oil boom, metal molders, and plastic molders are among the many people, industries, and pr... Read More »
Wed 26 Jun

The Heroic Life of Strong Vincent

George Deutsch, B.A. Waterford native Strong Vincent is Erie County's best-known soldier from theCivil War, who was just 26 years old when he died leading the defense of crucialLittle Roun... Read More »

Advancing Community Progress in Erie, Pennsylvania

The Jefferson Educational Society (JES) of Erie is a nonprofit institution where conversations commence and ideas take action. We were founded to promote civic enlightenment and community progress for the Erie Region through the study, research, and discussion of those ideas and events that have influenced the human condition. The Society offers courses, seminars, and lectures which explain the central ideas that have formed the past, assist in exploring the present, and offer guidance to enhance the civic future of the Erie Region.