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History of the 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

Disclaimer Statement

Addresses for this History Web Site:
History of the Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library -
Captain Thomas Espy Post Number 153, Grand Army of the Republic:
< http://garespypost.tripod.com >
Electronic Mail Regarding This History Web Site: < garespypost@andrewcarnegie.cc >

Internet addresses for Official Web Site of the Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania -
Captain Thomas Espy Post Number 153, Grand Army of the Republic
(co-sponsored by the Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves Civil War Reenactment Group
and the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania):

< http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/espy-post/civil-war-room/ >

and

< http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/espy-post/ >


Recent Events of the Civil War Museum

Recent News Regarding the Civil War Era

Public Visiting Hours: 1999 July through 2000 June *** Current Visiting Hours

Museum Location

Requested Donation for Museum Tour

History of Post and Museum

Program from 25th Anniversary Celebration of the
Captain Thomas Espy Post
December 31, 1904

Other Historic Espy Post Manuscripts

Photographs of Post and Museum

Inventory of Original Museum Artifacts --

Original Inventory Booklet Published in 1911 (2011 is centennial of publication!)

Transcribed Inventory, with Updates

Additional Civil War Artifacts Donations Received

Artifacts From Other American Wars
at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library

Public Visiting Hours (1999 July through 2000 June)

Current Visiting Hours

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.

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 Addresses--
This History Web Site: < gar@andrewcarnegie.cc >
Official Library Web Site: < andrcarn@alphaclp.clpgh.org >
Internet, World Wide Web Sites--
Library History Web Site: < http://andrewcarnegie2.tripod.com >
This History Web Site: < http://garespypost.tripod.com >
Official Library Web Site: < http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/ >

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

Disclaimer Statement

Addresses for this History Web Site:
History of the Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library -
Captain Thomas Espy Post Number 153, Grand Army of the Republic:
http://garespypost.tripod.com
Electronic Mail Regarding This History Web Site: gawalsh@andrewcarnegie.cc

Addresses for Official Web Site of the Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall-
Captain Thomas Espy Post Number 153, Grand Army of the Republic
(co-sponsored by the Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves Civil War Reenactment Group
and the Andrew Carnegie Free Library):

< http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/civilwarroom.html >

and

< http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/espycollection.html >


Recent Events of the Civil War Museum


Donations of Civil War Artifacts, 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
Photograph of Black-Out Blinds on Windows of Library's Main Reading Room

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 the Andrew Carnegie Free Library.

Other News Regarding the Civil War Era

A Note About News Articles in This Archive


Also, see -

Ninth Pennsylvania Reserves Civil War Reenactment Group.

Photo Album of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library

History Pages of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library: Link 1 *** Link 2

Official Web Site of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

Official Web Site Pages of the Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, Carnegie, Pennsylvania,
Captain Thomas Espy Post, Number 153, Grand Army of the Republic: Link 1 *** Link 2


Other Internet Web Sites of Interest

History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

SpaceWatchtower Blog

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: GAR@andrewcarnegie.cc

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