Thu 2 Dec

American Holidays Series: A Look at 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' and More

Andrew Roth, Ph.D. Who was Clement Clarke Moore? Did he really write "Twas the night before Christmas…"? In fact, what is the correct title of the poem whose first line is "Twas the... Read More »
Thu 16 Dec

American Holidays Series- Ho Ho Ho: It's Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas & Auld Lang Syne

Andrew Roth, Ph.D. What are "the common objects of our love" – those things St. Augustine said to bind a people into a nation? What are the things people celebrate? In the American Hol... 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.