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 .
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.
We are putting together an 3 day get away to tour the Gettysburg Battlefield in August 2015 - we will be traveling on a beautiful Motor Coach Tour bus - we will have an actual date in December - let us know if you are interested - more soon
Echoes Through Time added 2 new photos.
Come in and chat with our volunteer docents
Echoes Through Time added 2 new photos.
When the flags are flying, stop in and see us. Open Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The Springville Journal did a wonderful new story on us the week of our grand opening - and the Ellicottville will be having a story published about ETT soon -
The news is getting around about our Learning Center - :)
Weekend volunteer staff needed! Saturdays 12-5 , Sundays 1-5, or whatever you can give. Thank You!
Echoes Through Time added 14 new photos to the album: ETT Grand Opening — with Henry Pogodzinski in Springville, New York.
President Lincoln came to Springville to support the only Civil War museum in western New York.
We are looking forward to opening our doors officially this Sunday Sept. 28th - when we have our grand opening - the fun starts at 2:00 pm
Come on down and join us - wont you !
President Lincoln will be giving his Gettysburg Address from our Back patio - Get a fresh hot coffee in our Cafe' .... Buy a book or two from our sales counter, or buy a Civil War related nick-nak's....
Come on out and support our learning center & heritage, as we celebrate our opening at our new location in Springville - 39 East Main Street, near Buffalo Street
Hope to see you there