Welcome to the Capt. Thomas Espy Post No.153 of the Grand Army of the Republic
Espy Post: A True National Treasure
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is home to one of the last remaining Grand Army of the Republic Posts left in the country! The Capt. Thomas Espy Post No. 153 was chartered in 1879 and moved into the library in 1906.
When the last Civil War veteran member died in 1938, the Room was locked and left undisturbed for 50 years – it became a virtual time capsule.
Not only does it house invaluable artifacts, but the room itself provides a unique historical record of the first part of the century. It was lovingly restored in 2010.
Espy Post Hours:
Ongoing tours on Saturdays between 11:00am and 3:00pm. Free and open to the public. For weekday appointments contact Jon-Erik Gilot at firstname.lastname@example.org.