Historical Tour 2018

Our Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War Museum

is Hosting a number of historical trips and other tours as a fundraisers for our museum

& Civil War preservation


Included in drop down screens on our menu / tool bar screen are:

  • trip discripion

  • Poster to give to your friends

  • tour registration form


July 14, 2018

Elmira, New York

Join us for a day trip on a historical Civil War Tour of Elmira New York

We will be visiting a number of historic sites regarding the Civil War that took place in 1861-1862 concerning the training and mustering location of many of our New York state regiments.

From 1862 to 1864 Elmira was transformed from a training area to a Supply Depot

From 1864 thru the end of the summer of 1865 the community of Elmira was used as a Prisoner of War camp for captured Confederate Soldiers


August 20th, 21st & 22nd – 2018

Gettysburg National Battlefield Park – battlefield tour

Come join us for three exciting days as we tour the Gettysburg battlefield.

We will travel to Gettysburg. On our 1st day we will visit the Gettysburg Visitor Center to take in a short 20 introduction movie narrated by actor Morgan Freedman, see the awesome Cyclorama Painting, the relics in their Museum and take in the huge selection of books from there book store, followed by dinner nearby.

Just added – a Special after hours viewing, program of the Cyclorama. Hear about the history behind the painting, then view the paining, from behind the rails on the floor – up close to the man sized figures – truly a amazing site

On our 2nd day – we visit the Gettysburg Diorama, tour the 1st days battle, followed by lunch on your own and free time to shop or relax, then late afternoon continue our tour and do the second days battle areas, followed by a wonderful steak dinner

On the morning of our 3rd day of touring, we will cover Pickett’s Charge from both the Confederate lines then the High Water mark of the Union lines. As we head back home in the early afternoon

Sounds Interesting… Come find out as we focus on “Western New York at Gettysburg”.


All our travel arrangements are provided by – Uncle John’s Travel – 6794 Hamilton Dr – Derby, NY 14047 – 716.670.1862 – www.UncleJohnsTravel.com




Echoes Through Time

4 hours 16 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)