Category Archives: ECW Weekender

ECW Weekender: Looking For Artifacts and Primary Sources?

We were looking around the ECW Blog Archives and came across this post from 2016 by Kristopher White. Since we’re talking about primary sources – ones to read and where to find others – it seemed like a good time … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Wisconsin Veterans Museum

While home for the holidays in Wisconsin, I always try to do something historic like visit a museum, explore a city, or go to a brewery. This year, with the World War I centennial and the newly released documentary, They … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Looking for a Civil War Museum in New York?

Since the wintry weather continues for a few more months, we thought we’d kick off 2019’s weekender posts with a feature from the ECW Archives. Echoes Through Time Learning Center in Springville, New York, offers a hands-on look at Civil … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Visit Your Local Library (And Set Some Goals)

Do you ever get to the end of the year and feel enthusiastically ready to make goals for the next 365 days? For our last weekender post of 2019, we thought it would be fun to share something different – … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Friends, it’s cold outside! If battlefielding in this wintry weather isn’t your preference, consider visiting a museum. One of my favorite museums is The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, located in Winchester, Virginia. It’s not a military museum, but it’s … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Christmas at Ellwood

Raise your hand if you went to Ellwood Manor with us during the Chancellorsville Tour at the 2018 ECW Symposium? Now, imagine that wonderfully restored 19th Century home decked for the holidays and filled with music and laughter. Sound intriguing … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Will You Place A Wreath?

“Their character, their sacrifice is not just our of the past. It’s our future. And the foundation of this country was built on the lives of those men and women that we choose to honor.” On December 15, 2018, approximately … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Macon County (NC) Historical Museum

When I hear “Macon,” I typically think of Georgia, but there’s a Macon County in the southwestern corner of North Carolina, right along the Georgia border. “It has a rich, well-documented history,” says the Macon County Historical Society, “and unlike … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender – Drewry’s Bluff

Drewry’s Bluff is the most unique and iconic location among Richmond National Battlefield Park’s thirteen units. The last stop on the Park Service’s recommended seventy-mile see-it-all driving tour, the site is certainly worth an extended visit on its own merits.

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ECW Weekender: The California State Railroad Museum

Riding the rails is a minor occupation of many Californians. We are familiar with the huge impact the railroad has had on the growth and development of our state, and we honor that tradition in many ways. One of the … Continue reading

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