Wed 2 Dec

Elected Erie County Women Series: Brenda Pundt, Gayle Wright and Denise Robison

Judith Lynch, Ph.D. From the passing of the 19th Amendment to the formation of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters, to Annette Young becoming the first woman elected in Erie C... Read More »
Tue 8 Dec

PA School Funding: Barrier for Economic Growth / Community Revitalization in Erie County & Throughout PA

The Jefferson will host an expert panel to discuss Pennsylvania's K-12 funding system and potential solutions to help level the playing field for students, thereby rem... Read More »
Thu 10 Dec

Accidental Paradise: Stories Behind the Stories

David Frew With the imminent release of the much-anticipated book, "Accidental Paradise: 13,000-Year History of Presque Isle," authors David Frew and Jerry Skrypzak join book edi... 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.