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Historical Society Officially Begins $3 Million Project

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A ground breaking ceremony today officially kicked off a major renovation and construction project at the Watson-Curtze Mansion on West 6th Street.

 The Erie County Historical Society has already raised about $2 million for the project, and fundraising continues. Today Erie Insurance donated $250,000.

 The project will give the mansion a major facelift, including improved exhibits. Major renovations are also planned to the adjacent carriage house. And a new archives complex will be built on vacant land just north of the mansion.

Cal Pifer, Executive Director of the Erie County Historical Society said, "It is going to create for the first time in the city's history, a one stop shop if you will. A single location where folks can go to conduct historic research, visit a regional history museum and also see a Victorian mansion."

 The public can visit the carriage  house the next two weekends. It will be open both Saturday and Sunday on March 22-23, and 29-30 from 12:00-4:00pm. Admission is $5. It is the first time the carriage house can be viewed in it's original state since the 1940's.

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