Tue 22 Oct

Democratic Candidates in the 2020 Presidential Election

R. James Wertz Ph.D. To say that the 2020 march to the United States Presidency has been crowdedwith Democrats might be a bit of an understatement. June and July eachfeatured back-to-back ... Read More »
Tue 5 Nov

From Peaceable Kingdom to Slaughterhouse: Colonial PA and Native Americans

Larry Flatley William Penn sincerely wanted to deal fairly with the Native American peoplewho had long lived on the land he called Pennsylvania. The early years ofPenn's colony are ... Read More »
Tue 19 Nov

Holy Warrior Presidents

Charles Brock, M.Litt. In his book Holy Warrior Presidents: War, Religion, and the AmericanNarrative, author Rev. Charles Brock examines America through its warsand the religions of selected... 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.