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September 2018

Underground Railroad with Melinda Meyer

September 18, 2018
Sturgeon House, 4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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Melinda Meyer will return to continue her discussion on the Underground Railroad, complete with slides!

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October 2018

Oliver Wilcox Norton Presented by Jeff Sherry

October 17, 2018
Sturgeon House, 4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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Jeff Sherry, Museum Educator of the Erie County Historical Society, will offer a new presentation on West County Civil War patriot Oliver Wilcox Norton, who was a friend of Strong Vincent, wrote Taps and more.   Jeff is a retired teacher from Crawford County in the field of history and geography.  The presentation promises to be exceptional!

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November 2018

Music From World War I

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sturgeon House, 4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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The Conneaut Creek String Band will perform an evening of World War I music at the Sturgeon House, Wednesday, November 14, beginning at 7 p.m.  The event marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War I.  Note:  each person attending will be charged an admission - to bring one package or can of food, which will be donated to the Fairview Presbyterian Food Pantry.  Plan to attend this special evening.

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December 2018

Christmas Open House

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sturgeon House, 4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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It's time for our annual Christmas at the Sturgeon House!  Our historic home offers all the charm of yesteryear, with a fire glowing in in the fireplace, charming decorations, warm wassail and cookies to all who attend, and Christmas music (sing along if you like!) during several hours each day of the Open House.  The Misery Bay Dulcimers will once again be playing for our pleasure. In the display room will be baked goods for sale, and in the meeting…

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Christmas Open House

December 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sturgeon House, 4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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Today everyone is invited to a shortened version of our Open House.  All the charm and  hospitality will still be waiting for you.  At 4 p.m. the winning tickets for the Christmas Baskets and the lovely quilt will be drawn.  The quilt is more than queen-sized this year!  Don't miss your chance to bid on it.  You need not be present to win.   Start your Christmas season out with a true lift to the heart.  Come enjoy the hospitality offered…

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Wine & Cheese Pairing Party

December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sturgeon House, 4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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$14.50

Activities at the Sturgeon House usually end after the Open House the first weekend of December and the Fairview Community Council Luncheon the following Tuesday. Not this year! We are planning a Wine & Cheese Pairing party - five wine selections with cheeses paired to them - plus some wine history as we taste and enjoy.  Courtyard Winery from North East is providing this part of the evening, which will be followed by dessert provided by the Main Street Cakery…

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March 2019

Dr. Judith Lynch Presents…

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sturgeon House, 4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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Free

The speaker for the first satellite program the Fairview Area Historical Society (FAHS) is hosting at the Sturgeon House for the Jefferson Educational Society (JES) is Dr. Judith Lynch whose topic is "Made in Erie County - Almost Everything."  The program is from 7 - 8:30 p.m., open to the public and admission is free.  Those planning to attend must register with the JES at 814 459-8000, which will allow the historical society to prepare seating.   The focus of the…

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April 2019

General Meeting – Mary Beth Pfister

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sturgeon House, 4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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Free

The Historical Society will hold its first regular meeting of the 2019 spring season on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.  The speaker for the evening is Mary Beth Pfister on the topic of the "History of the Erie County Almshouse."   Now called Pleasant Ridge Manor, this former service, called the "County Poor House" was originally located at Pittsburgh and West 23rd St.  In 1917 300 acres of the Dobler farm, were sold to the Erie County Poor Board and…

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May 2019

General Meeting – Becky Weiser

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sturgeon House, 4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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Free

The regular May meeting  of the Fairview Area Historical Society (FAHS) will be Wednesday, May 15 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sturgeon House and the speaker will be Becky Weiser, Curator at the Erie County Historical Society (ECHS).  Her topic will be "Finding Erie County History, Again."  In the recent move made by the ECHS from their long-time State Street location to the Watson-Curtze campus on West 6th Street, the staff uncovered items that had been stored and forgotten…

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June 2019

Yard Sale

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sturgeon House, 4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415 United States
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The Yard Sale will take place in the side yard, and inside the Sturgeon House a wonderful exhibit of Griswold cookware is on view. Don't miss it! Admission is free. Hours are 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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