Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

George Deutsch

George Deutsch, retired Executive Director of the Hagen History Center, has co-founded several historical organizations related to the Civil War and the War of 1812 in his hometown of Erie. Mr. Deutsch helped create the Flagship Niagara League, which played a central role in reconstructing the U.S. Brig Niagara and creating the Erie Maritime Museum. He annually teaches history courses at Chautauqua Institution near Mayville, N.Y., and for 30 years has given numerous presentations on Civil War history across seven states and Washington, D.C. He has been published in numerous journals and also served as a consultant to National Geographic magazine for its Civil War sesquicentennial issue. He earned a degree in history from Mercyhurst University and was also educated at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.