History of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

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History of the

Andrew Carnegie Free Library

and Music Hall

Carnegie, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

Serving the People Since May 1, 1901

Addresses for this History Web Site:
History of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall: < http://andrewcarnegie2.tripod.com >
Electronic Mail Regarding This History Web Site: < acfl@andrewcarnegie.cc >

Address for Official Web Site of the:
Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall: < http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/ >

Civil War Museum / Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic
of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

ALSO LINKS TO PHOTO-ALBUM AND HISTORY PAGES FOR --
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Main Branch

Original Allegheny Regional Branch
Originally Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny

Early History of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Address of Glenn A. Walsh During Commemoration of Centennial
of the Dedication of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library --
Library Music Hall: 2002 October 8, 7:00 p.m.(EDST)

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2005 June 8:
Weekly Column - "You Had to Ask !"
Is it true that Andrew Carnegie paid to have the town of Carnegie named after himself?
Question submitted by: Bill Evans, Carnegie
Writer: CHRIS POTTER

More history of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall --
Link 1 *** Link 2 *** Link 3 *** Link 4 *** Link 5 *** Link 6 *** Photo Album

Special Note: New History Web Site Under-Construction -
Visit the Original History Web Page

Civil War Museum / Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic
of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

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Electronic Mail Regarding This History Web Site: < acfl@andrewcarnegie.cc >

Address for Official Web Site of the:
Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall: < http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/ >

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April 9, 2000 Marks Centennial of Library's By-Laws

Library Newsletter On-Line

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Upcoming Performances and Events in the Music Hall -

Annual Dance Recital
of the Carnegie Performing Arts Center
Saturday Evening June 3, 2000 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon, June 4, 2000 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets - $5 in advance; $7 at the door
To Reserve Advance Tickets, Group Ticket Sales, and Other Information,
Telephone Vivienne at (412) 279-8887 or (412) 921-3822

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Man of La Mancha
July 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2000
Curtain Times - ALL SHOWS: 8:00 p.m.
Performed by Stage 62
For more information, contact Stage 62 at -
telephone: (412) 429-6262
electronic mail: elion@stage62.com
U.S. Mail: Stage 62
P.O. Box 462
Carnegie, PA 15106-0462
Internet Web Address: http://www.stage62.com


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Library and Music Hall History

Value of Endowment Fund, of the
Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall --

1898 - Total: $93,000 Donated by Andrew Carnegie

1912 - $100,000 Donated by Andrew Carnegie as "Christmas Gift"
Total: $193,000

2000 (end of First Quarter) - Total: $161.97 (Account in First Carnegie Deposit Bank)

Library History

Music Hall History

Performing Arts Groups In-Residence at the Music Hall

Declaration of Trust Agreement, Executed by Andrew Carnegie,
Legally Creating the Andrew Carnegie Free Library

Petition to Amend Declaration of Trust Agreement
Approved by Orphans' Court June 6, 2000

By-Laws of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Prior to Amendment of Declaration of Trust
(After June 6, 2000, By-Laws were further amended
to comply with Trust Amendments.)

News Release - April 20, 2000:
DO YOU HAVE OLD PICTURES OF, OR PAPERS FROM,
THE ANDREW CARNEGIE FREE LIBRARY AND MUSIC HALL ?

April 9, 2000 Marks Centennial of Library's By-Laws

News Release - April 7, 1999: Library Legally Established 100 Years Ago by Andrew Carnegie

Click Here to see Andrew Carnegie's 1899 Declaration of Trust Agreement,
the Library's Legal Charter, in its entirety.

Click Here for Information**************** Click Here to see 1898 Grant Letter
on Library History*************************from Andrew Carnegie

Click Here to see the Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries Photo Album.

From The Signal-Item, Carnegie, Pa., April 15, 1999:
100-year celebration forthcoming for library

Library's Civil War Museum
(Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic)

Cobblestone Magazine logo In Cobblestone Magazine, April, 1999: The History of Andrew Carnegie
Cobblestone Student Activities on Life of Andrew Carnegie
News Release - April 12, 1999:
National Magazine Highlights Andrew Carnegie and Pittsburgh

News Release - October 6, 1999:
OCTOBER 19 MARKS CENTENNIAL OF LIBRARY CORNERSTONE
TIME CAPSULE INCLUDED AS LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION BEGAN

Click Here to see 1899 Newspaper Articles Regarding Laying of Library Cornerstone.


More Information About the Library and Music Hall -

Library Hours of Operation

Directions and Free Parking for Library and Music Hall

Special Offers, FREE Items Available, and Special Book Sales
at the Library's Discount Bookstore

Classes and Workshops at Library

Library's Civil War Museum
(Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic)
Museum Visiting Hours

Andrew Carnegie Free Library Photo Album

Library Newsletter On-Line

Other Information about the
Library and Music Hall


News Regarding the
Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall

Walsh, Glenn A. "Library Park in Carnegie Borough to be Enhanced." Blog-Post.
LibraryWatchtower 2016 Aug. 20.

Spezialetti, Jim. "Park planned for Carnegie library, music hall land."
Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2016 Aug. 10.
Plan to enhance Library Park, given along with the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, by Andrew Carnegie in 1901.

Spezialetti, Jim. "Little Free Libraries pop up at Carnegie, Crafton elementaries."
Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh 2016 Aug. 10.
A Little Free Library, more than 2 feet by 2 feet in size, has been placed in planters outside both Carnegie and Crafton (Pennsylvania) elementary schools.

Wills, Rick. "Open house to show off Carnegie library renovations."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2015 Oct. 21.
After major rehabilitation, the main library space of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania reopens to the public October 26, after a special open house on October 25.

"Virtuoso violinists to perform at Carnegie Hall."
Observer-Reporter, Washington PA 2015 Sept. 20.
“Menard Presents: Carnegies in Concert”: Renowned violinist Monique Mead, who serves as director of music entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music and director and founder of the university’s Center for Arts Innovation, will perform in the Music Hall of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in the Pittsburgh suburb of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. (EDT). Faculty, alumni and students from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music also will perform.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "Library renovations are underway in Carnegie."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2015 Aug. 21.
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library reopens the renovated original library floor on October 25, while continuing a reduced library service in the basement during renovations.

Barcousky, Len. "Window display honors co-founder of Historical Society of Carnegie."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2015 Aug. 21.
Co-founding the Carnegie, Pennsylvania Historical Society was not Mrs. Marcella McGrogan’s (who died August 12) first experience with preserving the past. She had served earlier as the board president for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in the borough.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Update: Historic Brashear Time Capsule." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2015 April 9.
On 1902 April 22, John Brashear accompanied Andrew Carnegie to the dedication ceremony of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in the Pittsburgh suburb of Carnegie, Pennsylvania.
Also includes information regarding the 37th Brashear telescope produced at the historic Brashear Telescope Factory,
which was donated to Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science in 1972.

Carter, Alice T. "Civil War celebrations in Western Pa. end 150th observances." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2015 April 8.
Civil War History Day on April 11, at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in the Pittsburgh suburb of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, includes tours of the Library's Civil War Museum and a photographic gallery of Lincoln photographs. The play, "Our American Cousin," which was performed at Ford's Theater when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, will be performed at Carlow University; the play had been performed at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library Music Hall for the 135th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "'Civil War' play at Andrew Carnegie Library marks anniversary of the end of the war."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2015 April 3.
Includes informaton on free events at the Lincoln photographic gallery and Civil War Museum at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in the Pittsburgh suburb of Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Museum & Library Workers Seek Better Treatment." Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2014 Feb. 27.
Last week, the Pittsburgh City Paper ran a story on a new initiative by museum and library workers in the city, to seek better pay, benefits, and greater say in the work place. For many of these cultural-industry workers, the issue came to the forefront when some non-profit employers, including Carnegie Museums and Carnegie Libraries, cut employee hours, to avoid the expense of complying with the Federal Affordable Care Act, thus denying these part-time workers the opportunity to purchase discounted health care insurance.
Included is a letter-to-the-editor by former Buhl Planetarium employee and former Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall Life Trustee Glenn A. Walsh regarding this issue. Viability of Carnegie Science Center's latest $55 million expansion plan is questioned.

Guza, Megan. "Carnegie library counting on Civil War room as big attraction in 2014."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2014 Jan. 15.
Regarding the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie PA, along with the Library's Civil War Museum.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Saving Library Materials: "Great Depression Mentality" ???" Blog Post.
SpaceWatchtower 2013 Nov. 5.
When I was a Library Trustee (at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania),
I sought and received the donation of several additional book stacks, so our small library did not have to weed as
many materials out of the collection. At the same time, a reference librarian told me that many older books, magazines,
and journals had been discarded from Carnegie Library’s Allegheny Regional Branch (located next-door to
Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science). Are all of these discarded materials now
available on-line or on microfilm in Allegheny County? I doubt it.

Gulasy, Doug. "Carnegie Free Library’s executive director steps down."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2013 Jan. 17.
Regarding staff change at Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Carpenter, Deana. "Ghostly encounters land Carnegie Library on the Biography Channel."
The Almanac, South Hills, Pittsburgh 2012 Oct. 31.
Paranormal activity reported at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Brashear House & Factory: Nomination to National Register of Historic Places ." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Oct. 11.
Comments of Glenn A. Walsh, Project Director of Friends of the Zeiss, in support of nomination.
Both Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie were good friends of John Brashear.
John Brashear accompanied Andrew Carnegie to the dedication of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall,
in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, on 1902 April 22.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Historic Nomination: John Brashear House & Factory, Pittsburgh ." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Sept. 13.
Both Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie were good friends of John Brashear.
John Brashear accompanied Andrew Carnegie to the dedication of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall,
in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, on 1902 April 22.

Walsh, Glenn A. "Centennial: New Allegheny Observatory Dedication ." Blog Posting.
SpaceWatchtower 2012 Aug. 28.
Both Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie made large contributions toward the construction of the new Allegheny Observatory.
Also, John Brashear accompanied Andrew Carnegie to the dedication of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall,
in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, on 1902 April 22.

* Reed Ward, Paula. "Justice Joan Orie Melvin to step away from state Supreme Court to fight charges."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2012 May 18.
* Kerlik, Bobby, Jeremy Boren, and Brad Bumsted.
"State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin hit with four felonies."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review On-Line 2012 May 18.
** In the Spring of 1995, Common Pleas Court Judge Joan Orie Melvin, who was expecting a child at the time, ruled against the Borough of Carnegie in their attempt to take-over the Board of Trustees of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall of Carnegie, Pennsylvania. It was feared that if the Borough had been successful in their lawsuit against the Library, the Library may have eventually closed.

Widmer, Jeffrey. "Carnegie council members express worries about library."
The Signal Item, Carnegie PA/YourCarlynton.com 2012 April 19.
Carnegie Borough Council members concerned regarding management staff turnover at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie PA.

Gilbert Brown, Carole. "Library issues stir questions in Carnegie."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2012 April 5.
Financial, staff, and Board of Trustees problems at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Mayernik, Jr. David. "Council members worried about void left by retiring library executive director."
The Signal Item, Carnegie PA/YourCarlynton.com 2012 March 22.
Carnegie Borough Council members concerned regarding management staff turnover at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie PA.

Brussalis, Chris W. "The sharing business."Letter-to-the-Editor.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 Feb. 8.
(Fourth of six letters on web page.)
Regarding funding problems of county libraries, in addition to city Carnegie Libraries.
Letter author is President of the Board of Trustees of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

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Internet, World Wide Web Sites
Produced by Glenn A. Walsh
(Originally produced for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library)

Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic, Civil War Veterans' Post and

Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library (Museum Visiting Hours)
(co-sponsored with the Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves Civil War Reenactment group)

History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

Including the Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries Photo Album

History of Astronomer and Optician John A. Brashear

(Friend of Andrew Carnegie)

History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh

Including the oldest operable, major planetarium projector in the world !

History of The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago

America's First Major Planetarium


Funding for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library is provided by:

* The Borough of Carnegie, through an annual appropriation of the Borough Council;

* The Allegheny Regional Asset District, from the one percent sales and use tax levied in Allegheny County;

* The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through an annual appropriation from Commonwealth Libraries;

* AND the generous donations given by individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses,
in Carnegie and the Chartiers Valley.

Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall
300 Beechwood Avenue
Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106-2699
U.S.A.
Telephone: (412) 276-3456
Telefacsimile: (412) 276-9472
Electronic Mail: andrcarn@alphaclp.clpgh.org
Official Internet, World Wide Web Site: http://www.clpgh.org/ein/andrcarn

Disclaimer Statement

Address for this Web Site: History of the
Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall: http://andrewcarnegie2.tripod.com
Electronic Mail Regarding This History Web Site: gawalsh@andrewcarnegie.cc


Other Internet Web Sites of Interest

History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

History of Astronomer, Educator, and Optician John A. Brashear, Friend of Andrew Carnegie

History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh - America's Fifth Major Planetarium !

History of The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago - America's First Major Planetarium !

History of The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh - Historic Cable Car Railway Serving Commuters and Tourists since 1877 !

Other History Links


Disclaimer Statement: This Internet Web Site is not affiliated with the Andrew Carnegie Free Library,
Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves Civil War Reenactment Group, Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and Observatory,
The Carnegie Science Center, The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Institute, or The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

This Internet, World Wide Web Site administered by Glenn A. Walsh.
Unless otherwise indicated, all pages in this web site are © Copyright 2000-2011, Glenn A. Walsh, All Rights Reserved.
The author thanks The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Three Rivers Free-Net for use of their digital scanner and
other computer equipment, and other assistance provided in the production of this web site.
Contact Web Site Administrator: ACFL@andrewcarnegie.cc

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