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, local tours (including battlefield tour guides)

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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 assisting all types of civil organizations & veteran groups.



Outdoor 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




And when you are visiting our Learning Center – Enjoy a hot cup of coffee & a bake good at our Café… browse thru our bookshop… Lots of Civil War titles & subjects to choose from . 


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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.

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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....

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Facebook IconOctober 31, 2015 at 1:21 PM

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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Facebook IconOctober 31, 2015 at 1:18 PM

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

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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

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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

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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....

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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....

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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

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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 !!

Echoes Through Time
May 25, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Remember today we Honor our nations heroes who served in all branches of our US military, who have gone before us, as they gather in fiddlers green.....
Please honor them on there day of remembrance

Just Another reason why freedom isn't free, the sacrifices that were made by our military came with a price

Take the time out of your busy day to visit a veterans grave, and say thanks

Echoes Through Time
May 20, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Our ETT learning center has gotten a inside makeover as well, last weekend. We rearranged our exhibits making room to bring in some of our other collection to our main exhibit floor, as we get ready for our busy season

Any period musicians out there?
Come on out and play on our back patio.....

Echoes Through Time
May 20, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Tom Place, our museum curator took in a behind the scenes seminar at the Gettysburg National Battlefield park last weekend, and headed our cleanup of our 2 adopted monuments at the battlefield
Thank you for all those that participated in our annual spring cleanup

Hope others will come join us of our fall cleanup, ask us for more information