Tue 19 Nov

Holy Warrior Presidents

Charles Brock, M.Litt. In his book Holy Warrior Presidents: War, Religion, and the AmericanNarrative, author Rev. Charles Brock examines America through its warsand the religions of selected... Read More »
Wed 20 Nov

The Three Forts of Erie and Their Economic Importance Today

Michael Fuhrman, BA, MSA Erie is at the gate of an urban revitalization process – a second spring,prompted by its new comprehensive plan, Erie Refocused, released in2016 by Charles Buki's fi... Read More »
Thu 21 Nov

The History of Erie County's Responsibility for the Poor by Judy Lynch

Judith Lynch, Ph.D. Erie County was created by the State in 1800. One of the first responsibilities it was given was the care of the poor, a state-imposed responsibility that the county... 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.