Invitation to the Espy Post Reopening

Espy post reopening invitation

Espy post reopening invitation

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall has been host to a post of the Grand Army of the Republic since 1906, shortly after the building opened. I won’t tell the history of the post or the GAR here, but the room is unique and rare—at one time there were about 7,000 of these posts where Civil War veterans met, now there are only about 7 intact, and this is one of them. The last veteran closed the door and left, and it sat for 50 years. We’ve been cleaning it up and readying it for display as it was shown in photos taken at the time it opened.

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