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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Echoes Through Time
February 6, 2016 at 7:59 PM

I am proud to announce that ETT, will be hosting another wonderful battlefield tour this August.....

Come join us, as ETT travels to Harpers Ferry, WV and Sharpsburg, MD - on August 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2016

Join as as we visit:
* The National Civil War museum of Medicine in Frederick, MD
** The Harpers Ferry National Historic Park - see where John Brown was captured, by Colonel RE Lee in 1859 and see where General Stonewall Jackson captured this quite little town in 1862.
*** The Antietam National Battlefield Park - Visit our bloodiest day in American history as we tromp over the grass and see the cornfields in Sharpsburg, MD.
**** Also we will be visiting the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA

Our Battlefield tour will include:
* Round Trip travel aboard a Delux Motor Coach
** 2 Nights Accomadations in Frederick, MD
** *2 Dinners
**** 2 Delux quick start continental breakfest
***** Paid Admission to Harpers Ferry NHP, Antietam NMP, The National CW Museum of Medicine and to the National CW Museum in Harrisburg, PA
****** knowledgeable CW historicans on board to talk to you, and guide you around these historic sites

Dont be left behind, the tour is modestly priced, and cheaper than many advertised battlefield tours.

* Trip Insurance Available **
** Small deposit is required to reserve your seat **
*** Deadline for final payment is 30 days before departure July 1st **
**** Gradtuides included for: hotel, baggage handling, meals **

***** Moderate walking - Harpers Ferry is Hilly, with inclines; Antietam moderate walking; both museums have wheelchairs available if needed **
****** Room on Motor Coach for any motorized scooters if needed **

Join us as we follow in the footsteps of parts of the 1862 Maryland Campaign

Contact ETT Director Steve Teeft for more information & pricing (Hotel Rooms are based on Double occupency)

Contact Steve for more information

or visit our website at http://www.EchoesThroughTime.com

If you enjoyed last years Gettysburg trip, I am sure you will enjoy this years tour to Harpers Ferry & Antietam....

Hope you can join us in August

Echoes Through Time
January 30, 2016 at 10:52 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 6:31 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

Echoes Through Time
Facebook IconNovember 23, 2015 at 8:35 AM
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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.

Echoes Through Time
November 10, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Echoes Through Time shared Civil War Trust's photo.

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Civil War Trust

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 9:55 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 7:50 PM

Do you have any Civil War Ancestors?

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

Echoes Through Time
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Echoes Through Time added an event.

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Western New York Civil War Society - Meeting

Western New York Civil War Society - Meeting

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Echoes Through Time added an event.

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the Western New York Civil War Society - Meeting

the Western New York Civil War Society - Meeting

Echoes Through Time
October 30, 2015 at 11:53 PM

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 11:10 AM

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

Echoes Through Time
Facebook IconOctober 1, 2015 at 9:50 AM
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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 3, 2015 at 11:33 PM

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 3, 2015 at 11:05 PM

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

Echoes Through Time
August 21, 2015 at 9:24 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 3:35 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 3:19 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 9:19 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 4:51 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....

Echoes Through Time
Facebook IconJune 29, 2015 at 9:24 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...

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Facebook IconJune 29, 2015 at 7:52 PM

Echoes Through Time shared a link.

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SUVCW Battle Flag Resolution


WHEREAS, we, the members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, condemn the use of the confederate battle flag, as well as the flag of the United States, by any and all hate groups; and

Echoes Through Time
June 24, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Gettysburg Tour update
July 11th is our tour deadline to get all our monies paid up, who put a deposit down
And we are trying to finalizing our tour plans
There are still seats available

Please don't wait to the last minute
Come join us

Echoes Through Time
Facebook IconJune 22, 2015 at 7:34 PM
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2015 Lincoln Funeral Train - Painesville Railroad Museum Drone Footage


Watch from the sky as Dave Kloke and his crack team of train gods haul in and setup his beautiful built from scratch, exact replica of President Lincoln's Fu...

Echoes Through Time
June 12, 2015 at 9:17 AM

The first soldier killed during Gettysburg Campaign
was from NY State

The first Union Soldier to be killed during the Gettysburg campaign died on June 22, 1863 in a skirmish near Greencastle, PA.

He was Corporal William Rihl, of the 1st NY Cavalry, Company C

According to local resident Charles Hartman’s diary: " He was shot through the upper lip, the ball passing through his head, his blood bespattering the paling fence in front of Mr. Fleming’s dwelling. Corporal Rihl was buried by the Confederates in a shallow grave. The citizens of Greencastle, a few days afterwards disinterred his body and placing it in a coffin, reburied it in the Lutheran graveyard of this place. Sergeant Coffey was taken in charge and cared for by the Greencastle people. Attended by one of our physicians, he recovered. Rihl post of the Grand Army of the Republic of Greencastle was named after this brave soldier who fell in that engagement. This fight was the first to occur upon Pennsylvania soil during the rebellion, and corporal Rihl Was the first man to lose his life.
It happened in front of Archibald Fleming’s home."
A monument dedicated to his memory, reads:

"To the Memory of
Corporal William H. Rihl
Co. O, 1st N.Y. (Lincoln) Cavalry.
Who was Killed on This Spot
June 22, 1863

The First Union Soldier
Killed in Action
in Pennsylvania

A Humble but Brave
Defender of the Union"

Echoes Through Time
June 1, 2015 at 9:21 PM


Our Gettysburg Trip – seats still available, for our 3 day tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield……

There are only 7 more weeks to get your reservations in and paid for before we close our registration for our tour in August.

Please make sure that your registrations are in, and paid for by our July 11th dead line

Don't delay, tell us today and join us in Gettysburg !!