The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie, PA is thrilled to announce that its April 9 Civil War Symposium, featuring five dynamic speakers from Emerging Civil War, is officially sold out! As home to the Captain Thomas Espy Post – considered one of the most intact surviving Grand Army of the Republic posts – ACFL&MH is dedicated to preserving and promoting its history through a robust slate of Civil War public programming
Highlighting several key themes of the second year of the Civil War, the symposium will examine how the events of 1862 impacted a soldier’s experience, including the battles that scarred them, the medicine that healed them, and the words that freed them. Speakers include Kristopher D. White, Chris Mackowski, Paige Gibbons Backus, Dan Welch, and Drew Gruber.
In addition to the speakers, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the national treasure Captain Thomas Espy Post and the Lincoln Gallery, an impressive display of 100 prints of Abraham Lincoln captured between 1847 – 1865. There will also be an expansive Civil War book sale and raffles throughout the day.
For those who would still have an interest in attending, please contact Espy Post curator, Jon-Erik Gilot, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to place your name on a waitlist for any seats that may open.
And fear not! While this symposium may be sold out, there are still seats remaining for our annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, from August 5 – 7, 2022. Visit our Symposium Page for more information and reserve your seat today!