Sunday ‘Open House’ Civil War History presentation
May 7, 2017 at 1:30pm
‘A Treasured Time Capsule: the Story of the Espy GAR Post 153, Carnegie, PA’
By historian and Library Director Diane Klinefelter
Forsaken for over 50 years, the dusty room within the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie, Pennsylvania was opened in the late 1980’s when a group of Civil War reenactors questioned a rumor of extant artifacts. Behind the padlocked door the smell of history permeated the air – flags, books, prints and relics lay undisturbed since 1937 when the last Comrade exited the Post.
Diane Klinefelter, Library Director and Curator of the Capt. Thomas Espy Post 153 of the Grand Army of the Republic, will tell the story of the formation, operation, restoration, and on-going efforts to preserve this true national treasure.
FREE & Open to the public!
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Historic Ruan House • 4278 Griscom Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124