Tue 2 Jun

Normandy Invasion

Mark Squeglia, B.A. Lunch and Learn: A discussion of the immense battle plans, invasion strategy and majorplayers from June 6th to September 1944. What mistakes were made byboth the Germ... Read More »
Wed 3 Jun

America in 1968

Andrew Roth, Ph.D. Following the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8's lunar orbit, one reflects onAmerica in 1968 – the year Smithsonian magazine says "America Shattered,"the cusp year of "T... Read More »
Mon 8 Jun

Barnstormers and Cloud Busters-Fairview

Sabina Freeman B.A. During the pioneering years of aviation when it was considered more of asport than a business, Erie County became a mecca for pilots and planes. With barnstormers who... 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.