Pittsburgh Area Civil War Attraction News

28 03 2011

Espy GAR Post

I received the following email this weekend:

I wanted to briefly update you and let you know we launched our YouTube Channel earlier this week.  Featured on the page is information about our national treasure:  The Captain Thomas Espy GAR Post 153.   Sadly forgotten, the ceremonial room and artifacts were preserved over the years, locked away in a Pennsylvania library.  In 2010, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall received a donation to restore the Post to its original grandeur!  This room is so unique–as it is a snapshot of the esteemed GAR organization.  This Post is believed to be the most intact in the nation.  Tours are free.  The room is open every Saturday from 11 to 3, or by special appointment.

Please visit our YouTube channel and learn more about the room! 


Also, we are having a sesquicentennial  living history weekend. 

To learn specifics about the event, go to:

To learn about the Civil War ball, go to:

We even have a facebook page.  We enjoy uploading documents, facts, and pictures, so it is well worth joining as well.

Come Tweet with us!

Please join us, and feel free to pass this information on to friends.  This is such a rare treasure in Civil War history, and we want everyone to know about it. 

Feel free to contact us with questions, interview requests, etc.  Diane Klinefelter, library director and civil war historian, can be reached as 412.276.3456 ext. 5.


Amy Philips-Haller
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
Captain Thomas Espy GAR Post 153
300 Beechwood Ave
Carnegie, PA 15106

The GAR room is a real treat (I’ve written about it before here and here). If you’re in the area, check it out!



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