The impact this cold, snowy season had on America’s bloodiest conflict will be explained during a presentation entitled ‘Winter in the Civil War’ at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville.

Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time Learning Center, will be leading the discussion, which will also include Civil War era photographs and prints and the reading of first person accounts.

“We invite the community to come and learn the little known human interest stories about what life was like during the Civil War in the winter,” said Place.

The Lucy Bensley Center is located at 23 N. Buffalo St. in Springville. The presentation is part of a monthly series hosted by Echoes Through Time Learning Center in conjunction with The Western New York Civil War Society.

Meetings are traditionally held the last Wednesday of each month, with this month’s presentation being the first of the series’ second season.

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 and door prizes will be awarded.

For additional information, contact Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time, at (716) 957-2740 or the Lucy Bensley Center at (716) 592-0094.