Mercyhurst public history students are challenged in their senior year to apply what they have learned in their coursework to a public history project of their choosing. Among the projects students over the past few years have produced: architectural/visual and oral histories of Erie churches and Erie schools, a documentary film advocating historic preservation in northwest Pennsylvania, a community history web site, and walking tours of Erie Civil War sites and historic places associated with labor history in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Public History Senior Projects 2012

May 2012: "Mercyhurst West:A Vision for the Future" by Ashli Couch

May 2012: "African Americans in Erie County" by Adriana Houseman

May 2012: "Erie Fishing History" by Courtney Clair

Cantonment Burgwin (Display Boards) Archaeology
By Caitlin Connick, 2011

Archaeology at Fort Burgwin
Location of Informational Plaques

Paths to the Past: A Historical Marker Driving Guide to Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
By Elizabeth McMullen, Senior Project 2010

Historical Marker Booklet
Historical Marker Thesis

Mercyhurst Heritage Calendar
By Elizabeth Kostrencic, Senior Project 2011

Mercyhurst Heritage Calendar
Heritage of Mercyhurst College
Picture List


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum