Friend Jon-Erik Gilot, who is working with the manuscript collection there, informs me that a fundraiser is to be held on Saturday, November 27 at the Carnegie Free Library, Carnegie, PA. A film, The Angel of Marye’s Heights, will be shown in the music hall, a cool room in and of itself; I’m told proceeds from the ticket sales going toward the library and its Civil War collection. After the movie, the Espy Post GAR room (above via the Pittsburgh Post Gazette) will be open for tours, with additional artifacts from the collection on display. I’ve written about the room before here, but you can see more on the manuscript and artifact collection here. In short, the room was pretty much sealed up in the ’30′s after the vets stopped meeting, with all contents left in place (pretty much). Back in the 80′s it was opened up and the whole room and much of the contents restored over a 20 year period. It’s something to see. The library also has a Civil War collection on display in another area.
Details on this event are available here.