Interested in Volunteering ?

Are you interested in Civil War History?


Have you ever had the interest in volunteering at a museum?

Well here is your chance. . . .


The Echoes Through Time Learning Center is looking for you !

We are always looking for those interested people types – to come join our staff of volunteers !


What we are looking for?

  • Those who are interested – to volunteer their time, skills or knowledge
  • To come volunteer for a shift on any given weekend of your choice
  • A shift on a Saturday is 4 to 5 hours
  • A shift on on Sunday is the mall hours – 12 noon until 5 pm
  • Volunteer as often or as little as you like
  • We ask as little as once (1), per month or as much as you can commit to
  • You don’t have to be a scholar in Civil War history
  • Or know a lot of details, or rocket science or brain surgery
  • Great for Civil War Buffs, Scouts, educators & retiree’s

What will be helpful (but not necessary)

  •  Basic knowledge of the Civil War
  • If you have a love for history & preservation
  • Enjoy talking with others about history (especially Civil War History)
  • If you have any museum or teaching skills
  • If you have the time to help others understand the Time Period

What you can expect

  • Fun & satisfaction of being able to talk history with others
  • Help us & our community in promote our nations proud history and sharing your knowledge
  • Learning new skills & meeting new people with similar interest

What we can provide

  • Useful skill
  • Training
  • Give you some behind scene, insight of our collection
  • Give you some added knowledge on Civil War history
  • Access to our Reference Library
  •  Opportunity to talk with others interested in the Civil War
  • Opportunities to join us at other functions, such as Cemetery tours, battlefield tours & living histories

Does the above sound interesting ??

Are you Interested in joining our staff?


Please contact our Curator – Thomas Place for more information, times and training. . . .

Thomas Place –

Curator [at] EchoesThroughTime [dot] com

716/ 957-2740


Echoes Through Time

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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)