Heritage Programs


Painting by Mark Churms. Reproduction on display in the Wilderness Room at Ellwood Manor.

FoWB offers two special programs based on ancestral connections: the WILDERNESS BRIGADE and the ELLWOOD LEGACY. The programs offer a special connection for living relatives to the hallowed ground where their ancestors walked and sadly, in some cases, gave their lives for their country. The information supplied by the applications provides in-depth and sometimes poignant histories of these very men and women who helped shape the direction of America. 

Read the biographies by clicking on one of the following:


Do you know if one of your ancestors participated in the Battle of the Wilderness …. Or lived, worked or was an invited guest at Ellwood prior to 1977?  Click here for information on joining the Heritage Programs.

Not sure if one of your ancestors qualifies you for the program?  Or would you just like to ASK US some questions?  Click here to contact us (use category Heritage Program).