Fri 19 Aug

(JES @ Celebrate Erie) Walking tour Erie's New Downtown: Flagship City Food Hall and Public Market

John Persinger, J.D. The Erie Downtown Development Corporation and its partners are currently investing more than $100 million to revitalize downtown Erie. The Flagship City Food Hall is E... Read More »
Sat 20 Aug

(JES @ Celebrate Erie) Lower Parade Street: Erie's 'Ellis Island'

Ed Whitbred, B.S. This talk is not serious history but rather a casual stroll through an important, but often overlooked, part of our city. It is based on the premise that the area arou... Read More »
Sat 20 Aug

(JES @ Celebrate Erie) Erie's MCRC: Welcoming and Promoting Opportunity for the New American Population

Katie Kretz, B.A. MCRC provides a variety of educational and employment programs to the Immigrant and Refugee populations in Erie in a customer focused manner. The service needs of the ... 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.