An Evening with Marie Benedict, Author of Carnegie’s Maid

Written by Maggie Forbes

Thank you to all who attended our talk by bestselling author of Carnegie’s Maid, Marie Benedict! It was a lovely evening celebrating Andrew Carnegie’s 134th birthday in Carnegie Hall of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. Benedict shared interesting stories and tidbits from the life of Andrew Carnegie, but ultimately focused her talk of the lives of immigrant workers, particularly women, who worked in and around Pittsburgh. While the existence of a maid who turned Andrew Carnegie’s life around is uncertain, Benedict spoke to the truth of immigrant life particularly in Pittsburgh in the late 19th Century. The evening finished up with a lovely reception and book signing in the Lincoln Gallery!

Marie Benedict