Elmira Historical Reconstruction

Written By: Kellie Meyer

A piece of history is being brought back to life in Elmira.

Historical Reconstruction in Elmira

April 29, 2014

ELMIRA (WENY) -- One of the original buildings that was part of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp is being reconstructed on the grounds of the original prison site.
     The Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp made the announcement this morning at the Chemung Valley Historical Museum. The building will be reconstructed adjacent to the former Elmira Water Board Pumping Station. The reconstruction of this historical site is meant to be a remembrance to the war and attract more people to the area.
     "What has been here up until now has been somewhat limited and we hope that this building will support new interest, more interest," said John Trice, Vice President of The Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp.
   The 150 year old building is expected to open in July to the public for viewing and include artifacts from the prison camp.