Thursday, April 6, 2017

Living History Day to Focus on Civil War

Members of the Capt. Thomas Espy Post 153 and Gen. James A. Garfield Post 215
Taken on the steps of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, May 30, 1904 Credit: Courtesy Photo

Those with an interest in the Civil War might want to stop in at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Ave in Carnegie, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. this Saturday. The Library is staging Living History Day, which will include a presentation titled "When Photography was in its Infancy," with a talk by keynote speaker John Cummings titled "Gettysburg: Harvest of Death," as well as a presentation by the Photo Antiquities Museum.

Other  programming includes tours of Chartiers Cemetery, drills and camp life with the 9th PA Reserves, book sales, a special photograph exhibit and vendors.  The day concludes with a Blue Grass concert in the Music Hall performed by Fern Hollow. The events are free of charge

The library is home to the Capt. Thomas Espy Post 153 of the Grand Army of the Republic, the best preserved and most intact GAR post in the United States
The historic post is a national treasure and, combined with the Lincoln Gallery, makes the Carnegie Library & Music Hall in Carnegie a significant Civil War destination.

The 11th annual Civil War Living History Day is made possible through the generosity of the Massey Charitable Trust.  Free shuttle service from the parking lot on E. Main Street.  Lunch/refreshments are available for sale. Visit www.carnegiecarnegie.org for more details.or phone 412-276-3456, ext. 9.

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