Mon 13 Jul

What History Stands to Teach Us

Jonathan Burdick M.A., M.Ed. History isn't simply learning what happened in the past, but how what happened affected individuals. Understanding our shared collective history helps us contextualize... Read More »
Tue 14 Jul

Taps: 24 Notes of History and Erie County's Oliver Nation

George Deutsch, B.A. On a sultry July evening in 1862, a battered Union army lay in camp along theJames River, downstream from Richmond, after the failed attempt to capturethe Confederate ... 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.