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
Our “Hands-on History” programs are
exciting, educational & fun…
We provide a wide variety of: educational programs & talks, demonstrations, local tours (including battlefield tour guides)
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.
WE ARE GREAT FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF PROGRAMS…..
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
TRY US FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT OR FUNCTION !
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 .
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.
please take note we will be opening on Wednesdays as well noon to four
Looking for a CONFEDERATE 3' x 5' flag?.....
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......
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
Our Gettysburg Tour is finally here.......:)
We leave in the morning for our tour........:)
We are looking forward to a great time....
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 -
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....
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
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
A Humble but Brave
Defender of the Union"
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 !!
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
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.....
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
ETT is heading down to Gettysburg in MAY or our annual Gettysburg Clean-up of our Adopted monuments
Come join us on May 20th at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park - We will have tools available - and Bring your gloves, for a few hours of clean-up at the Cobb marker (behind the VA state memorial) and the Brickyard for the 154th NY Monument
More news soon
Have you booked your reservation for our Gettysburg Battlefield tour in August yet?
April first deadline is coming quick to take advantage of our Early Bird discount ONLY 4 seats left to get the discount.....
Be sure to own load your registration off of our website.....
Only $100.00 will reserve your seat - Trip insurance is available
Contact Steve for more information
Echoes Through Time shared US Battalion of Engineers Co. A's photo.
JUST a REMINDER -
take advantage of our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - save some $$ on our trip to Gettysburg in August = be one of the first 15 guest to pay your Gettysburg trip in FULL by April 1st, 2015 and receive a discount.....
contact Steve for more information....
ATTENTION CIVIL WAR ENTHUSIST !
LOOKING to take a trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield ?
COME JOIN US !
ETT is heading down to Gettysburg, PA on August 10-12, 2015 for 3 great days of touring the Gettysburg Battlefield. We will be covering all the major actions of each of the 3 days of the battle as we talk about "Western NY at Gettysburg".
“Western NY at Gettysburg”
August 10-12, 2015
Check out our website for more information
This is where your donations go after we pay our rent. Preservation and education.