Make a Gift

Historical Society appoints Shelby Graml ’18 as events and outreach coordinator

 Permanent link

The Erie County Historical Society has appointed Erie native Shelby Graml ’18 as its new events and outreach coordinator. Graml, 24, began her duties on Monday. She earned a degree in marketing from Gannon University in 2017. "I'm here to plan any events we have on site and I'm in charge of making new events for the Historical Society," Graml said. "To expand it, they want a bit of the younger generation, so that's what I'm here to do and research and find out what kind of events we can hold that will bring in that type of crowd." During her senior year at Gannon, Graml worked an internship as events coordinator in the school's recreation and wellness center. She worked recently as social media director for Erie lawyer Ed Smith's campaign for Erie County Common Pleas Judge. "I feel this is an essential part of our operation," Historical Society Executive Director George Deutsch said. "We have public events, private events, holiday parties, and we have to have somebody on board who can coordinate all that. We want to expand. We want to look for more bookings for using the Watson-Curtze Mansion for all types of events." The Watson-Curtze Mansion is one of several buildings on the Thomas Hagen History Center grounds at 356 W. Sixth St. "Also, at our Wood-Morrison House, we have an excellent set of meeting rooms," Deutsch said. "We want to be able to reach out to the community with our events coordinator to let businesses and folks know that this is an opportunity to have their events in a great setting." Deutsch said he wanted to fill the events coordinator job opening with someone who had strong ties to the Erie community. "I really wanted somebody who had a good handle on the community who could develop from here," Deutsch said. "I think someone has to really know the community to be able to fully get into the community to have us out there."


Posted by Michael Gorski at 07/29/2021 04:07:06 PM | 

Leave a comment
Name *
Email *