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The Annual Meeting for Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation, Inc. (CAMP) will be held Monday July 15, 2024 starting at 2:00 PM.  This meeting will be held at 302 Court St., Little Valley, NY 14755, inside the former Board of Elections portion of the Memorial Site.

This meeting will be held for the purpose of electing Board Directors and Officers of the Corporation; receiving annual reports from the Board and Officers; and for the transaction of such other business as may be brought before the meeting.  Anyone interested in CAMP’S efforts is encouraged to attend.

NOTE:  A pre-meeting luncheon, starting at noon, will take place at THE BEAR BRICK restaurant, 100 Main St. Little Valley, NY  14755 (phone: 716-938-4001)

C.A.M.P. Info Packet

C.A.M.P. Informational Packet

Give716 Fundraising Event

CAMP will be participating in the GIVE 716 fundraising event on July 15 and 16. This fund-raiser benefits charities in the Western New York region, area code 716. It is held annually on July 16. It is sponsored by the Buffalo sports teams, the Buffalo Bills, Sabres and Bisons. Donors can win autographed items and game tickets, depending on the time of the donation.

Visit GIVE to see the prize schedule. In addition, at times there are matching grants up to $500 to benefit the charity. The QR code will take you to our page at the donation site when you are ready to donate to CAMP during the evening hours of July 15, and July 16 all day.

Hope to see your name among the donors!

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Village of Knives

Village of Knives Celebration in Little Valley, NY

JULY 12-14, 2024

CAMP will be participating in the celebration! We will have a table at the Fairgrounds July 12 through July 14. We will have Civil War reenactors, souvenirs, and information about CAMP. The county fairgrounds will welcome knife dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world, with tours of the town, exciting displays, educational presentations, and, of course, thousands of rare knives to see, buy and trade!

Admission is FREE to the general public so mark your calendars and don’t miss this overdue event!

Ellicottville Brewing Co. will make a special beer batch, proudly brewed and canned in Little Valley! CHEERS!

Tours of the Village’s historic sites will also be available, including our Memorial Building.

Since taking ownership of the Civil War Memorial Building in Little Valley, NY, CAMP has conducted and completed several significant projects to rehabilitate and bring awareness to the site:
  • October 4, 2017—CAMP purchased the Civil War Memorial Building site at auction
  • August 25, 2018—CAMP hosted the 33rd Annual Reunion of Descendants of the 154th New York Regiment at the Civil War Memorial Building in Little Valley, NY
  • November 11, 2018 (Veterans Day)—CAMP ceremony to unveil a New York State Historic Roadside Marker at the Memorial site, funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
  • August 27, 2019—R.E. Kelley, Specially Contractors applied wrapping to secure architectural masonry features along the Memorial Building’s cornice.
  • December 7, 2019—CAMP members, volunteers, and Dwyer Veterans installed a 4′ x 8’ Memorial Preservation Project information sign at the Memorial site.
  • July 3, 2020—New multi-layered spray foam roof system completed on the Memorial Site.
  • Summer 2021—Obtained estimates for asbestos abatement work; Building Code requirements for Certificate of Occupancy of Memorial Site.
  • 2022 Contracted with Clinton Brown Architecture Company P.C. for plans to utilize the Board of Elections portion of the building as offices for rental income to support the Memorial.
  • Preliminary plans have also been drawn up to renovate the exterior of the building.

CAMP’s work is far from complete.  Your donation will help to support our next initiatives:

  • Exterior work on the Memorial.
  • Repurposing of the BOE for income for the operation of the Memorial.
  • Continued architectural and masonry repairs.

CAMP thanks you for your support, past and present.

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