Who We Are

We are the Echoes through Time Learning Center & Civil War Museum or ETT for short.

We are a special type of Educational “hands on” Civil War museum.

Our Learning Center is involved in a variety of educational studies; programs; demonstrations and interpreting.

We are a place for: learning, research & history… But our Learning Center is not your traditional museum type of setting.

We are Certified as a Civil War Museum, Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents


we are registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3

Non-Profit organization

We are the ONLY civil war museum in Western NY & the ONLY museum in New York State, totally dedicated to the history of the American civil war era.


UB Student Teachers

 A school presentation at our former location – at the Eastern Hills Mall, Williamsville, NY

 ETT help brings to life, those stories in history and those text book tactics that you only read about…



For you our visitor & guest, you will experience history in a way it is seldom experienced; in a type of museum or classroom setting, but in a more interesting & fun kinda way.

We try to give our visitors & guest a unique educational experience. your experience will starts off with our knowledgeable staff of Volunteers.

  • Our staff of: Living Historians, educators & interns, are what makes us successful. They make us who we are, and who help make history “come alive”.

For the Educator, we are that “extra special tool in your Tool Box”

Our exhibit are unique. Covering all the major military services and many of the supporting services. Our privately owned collection of Civil War era relics are often used in our programs. Our staff uses a variety of visual aides and items from our collect to demonstrate & educate. Our staff often show how the items displayed were actually used – and not how it is often seen/ portrayed on TV or in Hollywood movies.

  • ETT has many of the resources available to assist the student as well as the educator
  • Many items on exhibit maybe available to be: held, touched or worn – For example: a reproduction uniform coat

Echoes Through Time

4 hours 36 minutes ago

Echoes Through Time shared Andersonville National Historic Site's post.

A Glimpse into Andersonville’s Archives

Chartered in 1883, the Women’s Relief Corps (WRC) served as an auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. In 1896 they obtained the land that was once the location of the infamous Andersonville Prison, and right away started making improvements to the run-down condition that they received it in.

One of their first projects was constructing a cottage on site for families visiting Andersonville National Cemetery to use. This nine room, brick cottage sat on a piece of newly acquired land that the WRC purchased as an expansion to their preservation effort. Their ultimate goal: to memorialize the prison site. Efforts to create a memorial to the Civil War prisoners who suffered and died in the prison included a memorial rose garden, memorial orchard of pecan trees, and a road surrounding the historic prison site for visitors to use to explore.

By 1910, the grounds became almost too expensive for the WRC to maintain. It was then that the U.S. Government agreed to a land transfer. A WRC monument was erected at Andersonville in 1911 to honor the efforts of the women managing the site, followed by a monument to one of their founding members, Lizabeth Turner. While the government owned the land, however, the WRC still managed some aspects of it until the 1950s.

The WRC medal handed out to its members was in the shape of a Maltese cross. Some with red, white, and blue ribbons, others (like the one pictured) have the red, white, and blue stripes incorporated into the medal. “F.L.C” is engraved in each one to remind members of the Corps’ founding motto: Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty.

This metal, along with other items in our collections, will be on display in the National Prisoner of War Museum later this year. (JH)(NPS Photo)