Welcome to the

Echoes Through Time Learning Center

The Only education center in Western New York       dedicated to the Civil War era !

We introduce a new approach to education  regarding our American Civil War history….    

We are another useful tool for our 

educator’s tool box


Our “Hands-on History” programs are

exciting, educational & fun…


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We provide a wide variety of:

educational programs & talks, demonstrations,

also – local & regional tours, cemetery tours and

historic & battlefield tours

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We are involved in doing a wide variety of programs catering to our educators, schools, scouts troops, to name a few…

Basically we are interested in working with all types of civil organizations, veteran groups, historical & genealogy societies


 We have a wide variety of programs to offer…..

Outdoo r Living History Programs • Battle Reenactments • Hands-on Historical Programs • Live Demonstrations • Educational programs • Teacher & Student Teacher Programs & Training• Classroom Visits • Speaker Programs • Veteran Memorials • Color Guard & Parades • Veteran / Descendant Organizations • Cemetery Research • Military Research • Genealogy • Guided Battlefield Tour • Local / Regional Historical Tours – Civil War Preservation and much, much more…..




And when you are visiting our Learning Center … browse thru our bookshop… Lots of Civil War titles & subjects to choose from….

Our books are Reasonably priced !!!


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April 21, 2016 at 11:06 PM

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The Battle of Chancellorsville was Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson’s finest hour as a field commander and strategist, but it also cost him his life. In this episode of the War Department™, Garry Adelman discusses the origins (and debunks the myths!) behind one of the most famous nicknames in American history. Pictured: Barnard Bee, who uttered these now immortal words. http://www.civilwar.org/education/war-department/the-myth-of-stonewall-jackson.html

Echoes Through Time
April 5, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Hi Jolene
Sorry for taking so long to answer you

I have been working on your request (on and off), and trying to come up with some answers for you regarding - Americus C Lincoln

But I have found some information, and I have seen his pension application(s)

I did see that Americus Lincoln is buried in Springville's - Maplewood Cem (1845-1928)

(Correction death date is not 1920, it is 1928)

Father was Thomas and Mother was Julia

I did see that Americus took the Alias, John Hammond

I can confirm that John Hammond enlisted on August 18, 1863 in Westfield, NY into the 147th NY Volunteer Infantry, Company D. Age 25; at some point he was captured (place and date are unknown at this time), and was sent to a rebel prison (again place & date unknown at this time);

He was reported left Camp Parole (the compound for detainees) on May 2, 1865

He was transferred to the 91st NY, Company B on June 5, 1865, then discharged in Washington DC on June 9, 1865

(A military document had him listed as " Dropped as a deserter" by error, on June 1864 muster roll.... and listed as Substitute for Ira C Bristol, who was drafted) - Bounty received for being a substitute was not disclosed

That's all I could find for now, I have seen copies of available pension files, but nothing really much else found...

Hope this helps

Steve Teeft - Historian / Director
Echoes Through Time

Echoes Through Time
March 30, 2016 at 9:41 PM


Also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, the battle took place on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of dead, wounded, and missing at 22,717

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ATTENTION, everyone - August 1st - 3rd, ETT is hosting another Battlefield tour to help support the Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War museum in Springville, NY

Come join us for a 3 day tour as we visit the Antietam National Battlefield and the Harpers Ferry National Historic site.

Included on our tour is Transportation on a deluxe Motor Coach, 2 night accomadations and 2 dinners, and admission to all our stops, such as the National Civil War museum in Harrisburg and the National Civil War Museum of Medicine.

Our trip is modiestly priced and seating for transportation is starting, so don't miss out on this opportunity.

Contact us today for more information, pricing & registration
http://www.EchoesThroughTime.com or Director@EchoesThroughTime.com

Deadline for our tour is July 13th, and a deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve your reservation.

Don't delay - Sign up today

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March 23, 2016 at 2:50 PM

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Because of the support of our fantastic members, we were able to save the site of Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg in 2014. We have obtained the necessary government approvals so we can restore the site to its 1863 appearance. These pictures were just taken today. We’re excited for what’s next! These photos are just a close-up of the full project. Learn more about the entire process in this quick video: http://www.civilwar.org/education/war-department/lees-headquarters-update.html

Echoes Through Time
February 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM

There are some activities happening this weekend I would like to pass along

Saturday - February 13th -
the Chaplain PG Cook Camp 223 - camp meeting for the SUVCW at the Buffalo History Museum - 11:30 am (meeting in the Board Room)

Sunday - February 14th -
The Annual Observance of the Prident Lincoln Birthday
at the Buffalo History Museum - Doors open at 11 am, ceremony starts at 12 noon
ETT - Will have a table setup there to promote our Learning Center, our WNYCWS and our summer Tour

This event is open to the public
Hope to see some of you there


Echoes Through Time
January 30, 2016 at 11:52 PM

Hello Everyone
I wanted to personally thank everyone for attending our 1st Meetup of the WNYCWS. We had some 15 people show up to take in all we had to offer our guest this early in the new year and being winter....You were all troopers....Thank youi

I would like to thank our guest speaker Tom Stetz, of C.A.M.P and some of his supporting staff in giving one excellent presentation on what C.A.M.P is all about and where they are at in their preservation efforts in preserving the Soldier & Sailor Memorial Building in Little Valley, in Cattaraugus County

We also covered a number of other topics, like what is happening with our CW museum, where we meet, our upcoming activities, our future battlefield tour in August, and putting the word out about our Sons of Union Veterans camp for those who have ancestors who served in the Union army

So even with mother nature somewhat cooperated with us, I think it was a very successful first meeting

I hope all our current member can join us in March for our next Bi-monthly meeting as we will meet at ETT, downstairs in our media room....

And remember, we always have the coffee on and we have a nice selection of Hot Coco, Hot Apple Cider & Tea's to help warm up up....

Hope to see all of you soon....don't be shy.....we are here to all learn together

Have a great weekend

Echoes Through Time
January 27, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Hello Everyone

Here is a reminder that this Friday, January 29th at 7 PM Sharp, at the Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War museum we will be hosting our 1st meeting of the Western NY Civil War Society meeting.
Our meeting will be held downstairs in our classroom / media room

You can find us at 39 East Main Street, in Springville

We will be covering a variety of topics, such as upcoming events and programs, things going on with ETT Learning Center, Things going on in the world of Civil War, things happening with Civil War Preservation and most importantly our Guest Speaker....

Our Guest speaker will be Tom Stetz, President of C.A.M.P (Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation), Tom will talk to us about the efforts being done to preserve the Soldier and sailors Memorial Building in Little Valley, in Cattaraugus County, NY

I Will be at the museum all day

We will have Hot Beverages available

Feel free to come early and check out our museum before the meeting

Look forward to seeing you Friday evening, the weather should be fine
I hope you will be able to join us

Please check out our Facebook Page for the Western NY Civil War Society
and our page on Meetup.com

Take care

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Ten Facts About the Battles for Chattanooga


This is the Civil War Trust's page providing ten facts about the Battle of Chattanooga.

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November 10, 2015 at 3:44 PM

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Here’s a great image of two veterans at the 50-year reunion at Gettysburg, standing on the same hallowed ground where so much took place many years ago. The article “Veterans, Monuments and Memory” from our magazine-Hallowed Ground- offers a fantastic introduction to the monumentation of this battlefield by Veterans. With over 1,300 markers of all sizes and shapes, these monuments tell much about the men who fought there. http://www.civilwar.org/hallowed-ground-magazine/gettysburg-2013/veterans-monuments-and.html #VeteransDay

Echoes Through Time
November 2, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Do you have any Civil War ancestors who served in the Union Army?

If so, the Chaplain PG Cook Camp 223 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War would like to hear from you.

Based out of our Buffalo area, The Chaplain Cook camp is looking for those male descendants, interested in becoming a active member.

They are involved in doing a number of
** dedications and memorials throughout the year
** doing Bi-monthly meetings
** involved in doing a number of events & activities throughout the WNY area
** they work with the ETT Learning Center
** involved in cleaning up there adopted monument at Gettysburg twice a year
and much more

Find us on Facebook at Chaplain Philos G Cook Camp # 223, SUVCW

The staff at ETT can assist you in tracing your Civil War ancestors.....
Contact us today

Echoes Through Time
November 1, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Do you have any Civil War Ancestors?

We can help you with your Civil War soldier research....

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Western New York Civil War Society - Meeting

Western New York Civil War Society - Meeting

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the Western New York Civil War Society - Meeting

the Western New York Civil War Society - Meeting

Echoes Through Time
October 31, 2015 at 12:53 AM

Our Echoes Through Time Learning Center just added our new social group to our added list of activities.....

Come join our NEW -
Western New York Civil War Society

This is a new discussion / social group, we will hold meetings in our downstairs of ETT, in our media room / classroom

We are working on starting our venues at the end of January 2016, on Friday evenings throughout the year

We hope to promote educational programs, talks, speakers, book authors, historians, preservation, etc......for interesting talks, lectures and demonstrations...

Just trying to give our WNY area a few more options to enjoy Civil War history.
This is just another reason to come out to ETT, and see what's new....grab a hot cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy a talk on a Civil War topic....

Centrally located between the southtown's and the Buffalo area

Check us out...

Echoes Through Time
October 10, 2015 at 12:10 PM

As our season starts to slow down, we can use a few extra volunteers down at the learning center on a Saturday or Sunday....
We are open 12-5 generally on the weekends, we can use some help for a few hours or the whole time, one a week, the whole weekend or once a month.... Whatever time, you can donate, we can put you to work..... no experience needed

Contact our curator Tom Place, fill out an short application, with contact information....
Talk to our visitors, answer questions, or assist in some honeydew list around our exhibit floor. We can always use some light house work around the museum, some painting jobs, organizing, and most importantly, labeling some of our items on display...
Contact us for more information

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Civil War Trust preserves land on Antietam National Battlefield


The rain didn't stop people from celebrating the preservation of 44 acres of historic land within the fenced area surrounded by Antietam National Battlefield.

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Facebook IconSeptember 4, 2015 at 12:33 AM

Echoes Through Time will be taking part in a Civil War Grave re-dedication and living history at Trinity Lutheran Church beginning at 11:00am on September 12. The event is on Reserve Rd. in West Seneca, NY. Stop in and see us along with the other presenters and the GAR graveside ceremony. Its free and open to the public.

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146 Reserve Rd


146 Reserve Rd, Buffalo, NY 14224

Echoes Through Time
September 4, 2015 at 12:05 AM

please take note we will be opening on Wednesdays as well noon to four

Echoes Through Time
August 21, 2015 at 10:24 PM

Looking for a CONFEDERATE 3' x 5' flag?.....
We got'em
Echoes Through Time, finally will have them back in stock on Monday the 24th of August
Show your support..... to heritage and preservation.... Southern Lives Matter.... too......

Echoes Through Time
August 13, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Gettysburg National Military Park
Echoes Through Time, just came back from 3 wonderful days of touring this battlefield....
The ride and driver were excellent....
The weather was fantastic....
The tour was outstanding....
Can't wait until our next adventure

Echoes Through Time
August 9, 2015 at 4:19 PM

Our Gettysburg Tour is finally here.......:)

We leave in the morning for our tour........:)
We are looking forward to a great time....

Echoes Through Time
July 26, 2015 at 10:19 PM

Last call for anyone Interested in joining us on our Gettysburg tour
I will be finalizing everything in the morning, Hotels, Dinner and such.....
It will be a great time shared by all
We are 15 days away -

Echoes Through Time
July 9, 2015 at 5:51 AM

Our Gettysburg Trip is getting closer....We are scheduled to shove off on August 10th for our 3 day tour.....
We will be featuring "Western NY at Gettysburg"
Will you be joining us......Don't miss out, Our deadline for registration is almost here...

Come join us....there are seats available....

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Facebook IconJune 29, 2015 at 10:24 PM

Anyone missing the point here??

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The Confederate Battle Flag: Evolution of a Symbol


Historian John Coski discusses the evolution of the Confederate Battle flag, from its original use on Civil War battlefields to its evolution as a social and...