"The Friends would like to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Elmira College and especially, President Lindsay for their fantastic support as a co-sponsor of our Inaugural Symposium, without which we would not have had such a successful event.
We would also like to express our appreciation to all the attendees. Their interest and enthusiasm made all the work that went into the Symposium worthwhile. As a result we will be back in the future for subsequent events."
Thank you all again!
Chair, 2023 Elmira Civil War Symposium
To the Friends of Elmira Civil Ware Prison Camp
The Friends of Elmira Civil War Prison Camp is a non-profit 503c based in Elmira, New York.
It is the mission of the Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp to protect and preserve the history of the Civil War in Elmira, Chemung County and surrounding areas and to educate the public about that history.
The Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp will be the primary resource for history, education and preservation of the Civil War experience for Elmira, Chemung County and the surrounding areas. This will include working cooperatively with other local groups, as well as building relationships with relevant organizations nationally.
The current project is the reconstruction of an original camp building which will be located on the grounds of the original Barracks #3, that served as both a Union training and later prisoner of war camp. The purpose of the building’s role is unknown at this time. Based on its structure, it was most probably a general purpose or utility building.
With reconstruction underway, as it currently stands, fundraising is still necessary to ensure completion of the project. Our Goal is to have the Original Camp Building Reconstructed in 2016.
As a member of the Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp, your membership supports our educational and preservation projects.
The organizational staff is all volunteer and 100% of all membership fees go toward facilities maintenance, preservation, education and outreach programs.
In addition, you will have access to:
Members only events
Tax deductible contributions
10% Gift Shop Discount
THE FRIENDS OF ELMIRA CIVIL WAR PRISON CAMP
ELMIRA, N.Y. 14902
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