SPRINGVILLE – Volunteers at the Echoes Through Time Civil War Museum wanted to show their appreciation to veterans with a special art project, and reached out to community members to help. People who participated were asked to paint hearts on the front window of the museum that in the end, would make the shape of an American flag.
“Most displays, when people put them up, it would only be like one or two people working on them. I wanted something that the community could show their love and their thanks for our veterans,” Toni Story, Echoes Through Time volunteer, said. “I wanted to make sure the veterans were remembered because a lot of times people go right from Halloween to Christmas.”
She put the idea for the art project on Facebook, generating a great response from the community. Stroy said she was glad to see people of all ages come out to show their support for veterans.
“Even when I put it on Facebook at 8 o’clock at night, I didn’t really think people would show up, and amazingly within two minutes, I already had people saying they were going to show up and that made me excited,” Story said. “It’s nice for everybody to show their love and appreciation … it makes it worthwhile.”
Along with contributing to the veterans art project, Story wanted this project to be another way to bring people down to Echoes Through Time and showcase the variety of things they have to offer for the community.
“It’s another way to get the community out and be able to show them our little place here,” Story said. “Not a whole lot of people stop in during the day and I want people to know that we are here.”
Echoes Through Time Civil War Museum is located at 45 E. Main St. in Springville and is open mainly on Saturday from noon - 5 p.m., Sunday from 1-5 p.m. or weekdays by appointment.
For more information on Echoes Through Time, or to volunteer, visit www.EchoesThroughTime.com or the Echoes Through Time Facebook page or call Executive Director Steve Theft at 870-0174 or Museum Director Tom Place at 957-2740.