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Local Civil War Letters to be Read Nov. 29

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Letters sent from local Civil War soldiers home to family members, friends and other loved ones will be read during a special presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville.

Joyce Abbott and Jolene Hawkins will read a variety of letters, which describe what soldiers endured during their time in service, a bit about their relationship with those they corresponded with and other topics that will give attendees a peek into soldiers’ lives through these primary sources.

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; however, there will be no meeting in December due to the holidays and meetings will resume in January 2018.

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.

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