The Western New York Civil War Society, in conjunction with Echoes Through Time and the Lucy Bensley Center, will host a presentation Nov. 30 on the history of the G.A.R. in Western New York.

Derek Otto, who performs genealogy research for the Lucy Bensley Center, will conduct a PowerPoint presentation about the G.A.R., also known as the Grand Army of the Republic, and a precursor to the American Legion.

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville. It’s part of a monthly series hosted by The Western New York Civil War Society, with presentations held on the last Wednesday of each month.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Donations will be accepted for the Civil War Preservation Trust. Light refreshments will be served.

The Lucy Bensley Center is located at 23 N. Buffalo St. in Springville.

For additional information, contact Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time, at (716) 957-2740.