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Espy Post Field Trip

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Andrew Carnegie Free Library

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is home to one of the last remaining Grand Army of the Republic Posts left in the country. The Capt. Thomas Espy Post No. 153 was chartered in 1879 and moved into the library in 1906. When the last Civil War veteran member died in 1938, the Room was locked and left undisturbed for 50 years, and it became a virtual time capsule. The Espy Post is one of 6 most intact GAR posts in the country, of the 7,000 GAR posts across the United States in the late 19th century. Not only does it house invaluable artifacts, but the room itself provides a unique historical record of the first part of the century. It was lovingly restored in 2010. Transportation not provided; will meet at the library in Carnegie. Presented by Western Allegheny Community Historical Society. Time TBA - check back for details!

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