ECHS Speakers Bureau
The Erie County Historical Society Speakers Bureau is a valuable community resource. Staff and volunteers represent a wide range of expertise, and are capable of addressing audiences with varied interests. Consider a Society speaker for your next meeting or gathering.
Native Americans of Erie County, Pennsylvania
Learn about the Eriez and the Iroquois Indians, two Native American tribes that once lived in this region before the arrival of European settlers.
The Settlement of Erie: Town & County
Find out how Erie was transformed from an 18th century French fort into an active Lake Erie port city.
The Underground Railroad in Erie County, Pennsylvania
Follow the ‘Drinking Gourd’ to Erie County, a place that served as a vital segment of the Underground Railroad from the 1830s through the 1850s.
From Erie to Pittsburgh in 36 Hours: The Erie Extension Canal
Explore the long lost Erie Extension Canal, from its costly construction to its demise in 1871.
All Aboard! The History of Erie’s Railways
Discover Erie’s early train and trolley systems.
Ethnic Erie: Our Cultural Heritage
Learn about the immigrant families who have come to Erie, city and county, over the last 200 years.
Erie Ghosts & Legends
In the security of your own classroom, we will explain bizarre details of the town’s earliest executions, murder in cold blood, vanishing corpses, the cruelty of fate, and of course, ghosts.
*If you have a specific interest that is not addressed in the topics listed above, please contact us to discuss developing a program to meet your specific needs.
All programs are structured to run thirty minutes to one hour in length. Presentation fees begin at $45 and are dependent on topic, program length, and audience size. Please call 814.454.1813 x24 for more information or to schedule a visit.