Publications from the Jefferson Educational Society

The Jefferson Educational Society works hard to publish various books, essays, journals, and reports about a wide range of topics.

Accidental Paradise


By: David Frew and Jerry Skrypzak

While "Accidental Paradise" identifies contemporary threats and concerns, it is essentially a story of hope and promise. Beautiful images, poetry, and wonderful stories percolate from the pages, as the prose traces a legacy of history and details the partners who have grown with the park: Waldameer, Erie Water Works, Algeria Farms, Sarah's, the Coast Guard, and more.  

Enjoy the book, then go to Presque Isle.  Wander beaches, roadways, and trails.  Visit TREC and attend programs.  Feel the wonder as you honor the history.

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WILLIAM C. SENNETT: A MAN FOR ALL ERAS (June 1, 1930-January 23, 2023) 

By: David Frew 

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New Report: A Look Back on Erie Icons- Sanida Safari

Posted on January 17th, 2022 at 12:00 PM
New Report: A Look Back on Erie Icons- Sanida Safari

A look back on Erie icons: sanida safari


Written by Al Lubiejewski (with research by Edward Robasky)A look back at Erie Icons: A Sanida Safari is about milk delivery from another era, Erie’s former Sanitary Farms Dairy (Sanida), and its captivating owner O. Carlyle Brock, whose big-game hunts and dairy museum captured the imagination of Erie children and adults in the 1950s,’60s, and early ’70s.


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