Tue 11 Aug

American Tapestry: The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Digital)

Andrew Roth, Ph.D. What is the "story of America"? Is there such a thing? Is there only one story,or are there many stories? In this summary program of "American Tapestry:We Tell Ourselv... Read More »
Wed 12 Aug

The Sedition Act of 1798

Richard Arthur M.A. In the last two years of the 18th Century, the new country of America faced threats to its shipping by pirates, threats to its trade from tariffs, occupied forts on it... Read More »
Wed 18 Nov

Earl Lawrence: How Music Will Travel From City to Country

Johnny Johnson A pictorial presentation and discussion of Earl Lawrence's teaching careerin the schools of Erie County, this program will highlight Lawrence's musicallife and role in... 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.