The life of an influential Springville resident who fought in the Civil War and had a noteworthy post-war life in his hometown will be presented on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Lucy Bensley Center.
Jolene Hawkins, research assistant at the Lucy Bensley Center, will present the life of John P. Myers, from his service and imprisonment during the Civil War to the influence he had on honoring war veterans in his hometown of Springville after the war’s conclusion.
“The life of J.P. Myers ties together several well known Springville landmarks, including the log cabin — which was formerly a G.A.R. post — on South Buffalo Street and the Soldier’s Monument in Fiddler’s Green Park,” Hawkins said. “I thought people would enjoy hearing how J.P. had an impact on these well-known locations in our village as well as the mystery that surrounds the end of his life.”
The public is invited to this presentation, which is hosted by the Western New York Civil War Society in conjunction with Echoes Through Time and the Lucy Bensley Center. Presentations are held on the last Wednesday of each month.
The Lucy Bensley Center is located at 23 North Buffalo St., Springville. Donations will be accepted for American Battlefield Trust. Light refreshments will be served.
For additional information, contact Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time, at 957-2740 or the Lucy Bensley Center at 592-0094.