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Recent Events, News of the Civil War Museum

A Note About News Articles in This Archive

News Regarding the Civil War Era

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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.

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.

"Civil War photograph collection on display."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 April 30.
Civil War photograph collection on display until May 15 at the Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

"Civil War comes alive in activities at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 28.
Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "North, South meet again in Civil War commemoration."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 28.
Some 12 hours of activities offer more than staged battles,
including vintage 'base ball,' merchant displays and a grand ball with authentic dress...
during a Civil War Living History Weekend program at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library &
Music Hall
, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Smith, Craig. "Civil War celebration 'special.'"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 April 24. The 2011 Civil War Living History Weekend, the sixth sponsored by the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall (their Civil War Museum in Carnegie, Pennsylvania), will be the biggest yet as the 150th anniversary of the war continues on Saturday...
"It's a special year," said library director Diane Klinefelter. "The library is 110 years old, plus the anniversary of the Civil War."

Balingit, Moriah. "Obituary: James Joseph White / Courtly curator of Carnegie Mellon's Hunt Institute."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 18.
Mr. White also helped preserve Civil War artifacts of the Civil War Museum / Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153, Grand Army of the Republic at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "Photo exhibits in Carnegie mark 150th anniversary of Civil War battle."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 7.
Pitz, Marylynne. "Civil War mystery: Do you recognize anyone in this photograph?"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2011 April 3.
Iconic photograph of Civil War veterans at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.
"Espy Post members."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 April 3.
Oster, Doug. "Capt. Thomas Espy Post Video." Blog: Gardening with Doug.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On-Line 2011 April 3.

Bauder, Bob. "Pittsburgh, Lincoln crossed paths in trip to D.C."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2011 Feb. 13.

"Some organizations are tapping private sources of money. Diane Klinefelter, director of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie, said the Massey Charitable Trust of Bridgeville is providing the funding for a full schedule of events April 30 at the library and for nearby Carnegie Park's Civil War living history weekend, expanded this year because of the anniversary.
"The library is home to a rare Civil War veterans meeting room known as the Captain Thomas Espy Post No. 153 of the Grand Army of the Republic, which has been fully restored."

Wilson Fuoco, Linda. "Lincoln portraits on display at renovated post in Carnegie."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2010 Feb. 11.
As part of celebration for reopening of Civil War Museum of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Shaw, Kurt. "Art illustrates an amazing life of James J. White."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2010 Jan. 24.
"He also cataloged all of the objects in the collection of the Captain Thomas Espy Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 153 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie."

"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,

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!!!

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]