Civil War Museum
of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library -
Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153,
Grand Army of the Republic

View of Civil War Museum

Public Visiting Hours

Museum Location

Requested Donation for Museum Tour

History of Post and Museum

Photographs of Post and Museum

Inventory of Original Museum Artifacts

Civil War Artifacts Donations Recently Received

Artifacts From Other American Wars
at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library

News Regarding the Civil War Museum

NOTE: The Wednesday evening tours, begun in July of 1999, have been so successful, Wednesday evening tours will now continue throughout the year, except for holidays. Since these tours are given by volunteer Docents, whose employment schedules may vary, it would be advisable to telephone the Library[(412) 276-3456] on the afternoon of the Wednesday you wish to visit, prior to that Wednesday evening.

SPECIAL NOTE: NO CIVIL WAR MUSEUM TOURS ON THE WEDNESDAY EVENING BEFORE THANKSGIVING DAY;
this particular Wednesday, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library closes, early, at 5:00 p.m.

Public Visiting Hours

January, February, March -
Every Wednesday evening: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.[18:00 to 20:00 Eastern Standard Time]
[Note: the last tour begins at 7:30 p.m.(19:30 Eastern Standard Time)]

ALSO First Saturday of month:
12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.[12:00 to 15:00 Eastern Standard Time]


April -
Every Wednesday evening: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.[18:00 to 20:00 Eastern Time]
[Note: the last tour begins at 7:30 p.m.(19:30 Eastern Time)]

May, June, July, August -

Every Wednesday evening: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.[18:00 to 20:00 Eastern Daylight Saving Time]
[Note: the last tour begins at 7:30 p.m.(19:30 Eastern Daylight Saving Time)]

September -

Every Wednesday evening: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.[18:00 to 20:00 Eastern Daylight Saving Time]
[Note: the last tour begins at 7:30 p.m.(19:30 Eastern Daylight Saving Time)]

ALSO Friday and Saturday after Labor Day:
12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.[12:00 to 15:00 Eastern Daylight Saving Time]

October -

Every Wednesday evening: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.[18:00 to 20:00 Eastern Time]
[Note: the last tour begins at 7:30 p.m.(19:30 Eastern Time)]

November -

Every Wednesday evening: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.[18:00 to 20:00 Eastern Standard Time]
[Note: the last tour begins at 7:30 p.m.(19:30 Eastern Standard Time)]
SPECIAL NOTE: No Civil War Museum Tours on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving Day;
the Andrew Carnegie Free Library closes, early, at 5:00 p.m.(17:00 Eastern Standard Time).

ALSO First Saturday of month:
12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.[12:00 to 15:00 Eastern Standard Time]

December -

Every Wednesday evening: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.[18:00 to 20:00 Eastern Standard Time]
[Note: the last tour begins at 7:30 p.m.(19:30 Eastern Standard Time)]

ALSO First Saturday of month:
12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.[12:00 to 15:00 Eastern StandardTime]

Other times by appointment - contact Glenn A. Walsh:

By Telephone (412) 561-7876 or
By Electronic Mail andrcarn@alphaclp.clpgh.org.

Requested Donation for Museum Tour

Adults - $1.00
Children(age 12 and under) - Free of charge


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

Directions/Free Parking for Civil War Museum,
Library, Discount Bookstore, and Music Hall

News Regarding the Civil War Museum

"Our American Cousin" Theater Benefit
Commemorating the 135th Anniversary
of the Assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
The Weekend of April 14, 15, & 16, 2000(the weekend before Easter Sunday)

Our American Cousin,
the historic play during which President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated,

to be performed on the weekend of --
Friday, April 14, 2000 - 8:00 p.m.(EDST)
Saturday, April 15, 2000 - 8:00 p.m.(EDST)
Sunday, April 16, 2000 - 2:00 p.m.(EDST)

To benefit artifact restoration in the
Captain Thomas Espy Post Number 153, Grand Army of the Republic,
the Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library.

Other special Civil War events all weekend long!!!

MORE DETAILS

READ MORE ABOUT IT FROM NEWSPAPER ARTICLES -

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - February 20, 2000:
"Drive to revive Civil War post, library"

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - February 20, 2000:
"9th Reserves staging `American Cousin'"

News Release - April 5, 2000:
MUSIC HALL SHOW COMMEMORATES
135th ANNIVERSARY OF LINCOLN ASSASSINATION

BENEFITS LIBRARY'S CIVIL WAR MUSEUM

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - April 9, 2000
"Andrew Carnegie was so much more than a businessman"
Includes information on -
Civil War and
Pittsburgh-Area Soldiers Carry President Lincoln
Out of Ford's Theatre After Shooting


Notice - September 8, 1999:
Tour Library's Civil War Museum,
Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic,
Wednesday Nights Throughout Year, Except Holidays

Notice - August 14, 1999:
Tour Library's Civil War Museum,
Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic,
Wednesday Nights through October 27, 1999

News Release - July 9, 1999:
Tour Library's Civil War Museum,
Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic,
Wednesday Nights through Labor Day, 1999

Two short, 1899 Newspaper Articles About the Captain Thomas Espy GAR Post
[Prior to 1906 creation of Civil War Museum in Library]

Donations of Civil War Artifacts, Recently Received by the
Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library

Artifact No. 1999-1 - 1864 Honorable Discharge of John W. McCowan
Donated by Mr. William Hertrick of Crafton, Pennsylvania, during his visit
to the Captain Thomas Espy Post Civil War Museum on August 4, 1999.

Discharge***Enlarged View

Reverse Side of Discharge

Artifact No. 1999-2 - Harper's Pictorial History of The Civil War
(reprint of original 1866 volume)
Reference Copy(Quarto-Oversized) in Civil War Museum collection.
Note: Additional copy for public loan in collection(Quarto-Oversized section of Reference Room) of Andrew Carnegie Free Library.

Artifact No. 1999-3 - The Civil War, Volume 8 of The American heritage new illustrated history of the United States. Created and designed by the editors of American heritage.
Reference Copy in Civil War Museum collection.

Artifact No. 2000-1 - Three Ring Union Bullet, .58 Caliber
Found on the Battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
[originally sold for $4.75 by The Horse Soldier,
P.O. Box 184, Cashtown PA 17310, (717) 334-0347]

Donated by Helen Shick, Life Trustee,
Andrew Carnegie Free Library,
At the Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees,
Tuesday Evening, February 29, 2000.

Artifact No. 2000-2 - Certificate from Captain Thomas Espy Post, Number 153, Grand Army of the Republic acknowledging donation of artifact to the Espy Post, by the grandfather of Library Life Trustee Helen Shick.
Donated by Helen Shick, Life Trustee,
Andrew Carnegie Free Library,
At the Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees,
Tuesday Evening, February 29, 2000.

Artifact No. 2000-3 - Abe Lincoln of Pigeon Creek, a novel by William E. Wilson.

Reference Copy in Civil War Museum collection.
Donated by Helen Shick, Life Trustee,
Andrew Carnegie Free Library,
At the Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees,
Tuesday Evening, February 29, 2000.

Artifacts From Other American Wars
On Display at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library

Cannons from the Spanish-American War
guard the entrance to the Andrew Carnegie Free Library

Cannon on north side of Library entrance. *** Cannon on south side of Library entrance.

Black-Out Blinds Used by the Library During Air Raid Drills,
Conducted During World War II

Donations of Civil War artifacts, books, and other materials, to the Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library(or the donation of artifacts from other wars to the Library), are welcome and encouraged. For more information, regarding a donation to the Museum, contact Glenn A. Walsh, Library Life Trustee, at telephone: (412) 561-7876 or electronic mail: andrcarn@alphaclp.clpgh.org .

Also, see -

Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves Civil War Reenactment Group.

Photo Album of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library

History Cover Page of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library

History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

Other History Links

Return to Andrew Carnegie Free Library



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