Since 2014 the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, and the Captain Thomas Espy Post, have brought more than fifty Civil War historians here to Carnegie to speak in the Lincoln Gallery as part of our 2nd Saturday Civil War Lecture Series. These lectures are free and open to the public, and are held on the second Saturday of each month, from January – May, and September – November. We invite our community, our patrons, and all Civil War enthusiasts from the greater Pittsburgh area to attend these events…
The 2nd Saturday Lecture Series is made possible by the Massey Charitable Trust.
For more information please contact Espy Post Curator, Jon-Erik Gilot, at email@example.com.
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 1:00PM
IN PERSON & ONLINE!
- September 10, 2022 – Emily Lapisardi – Rose O’Neal Greenhow
- October 08, 2022 – Matt Callery of Addressing Gettysburg – “Why Gettysburg?”
- November 12, 2022 – Rich Condon – “Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty – Politics & Memory at Pittsburgh’s 28th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic”
In the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to pivot our 2nd Saturday Civil War Lecture Series to a digital platform. We are grateful to all of our speakers who worked with us to present and record their material online for a wider audience to enjoy.
October 09, 2021: Cindy Crytzer – A Civil War Husband: Letters of a Pennsylvania Roundhead
September 11, 2021: Maria McKelvey – John A. Washington III’s Deadly Encounter in Western Virginia
June 30, 2021: Rich Condon, Jon-Erik Gilot, Diane Klinefelter – Veterans of the Great Rebellion: Captain Thomas Espy G.A.R. Post
June 12, 2021: Zac Cowsert – The West Virginia State Guard in the Civil War, 1863 – 1865
May 08, 2021: Michael Wunsch – Mob Scene at the Palmetto Flag, April 15, 1861
April 10, 2021: Mark Maloy – The First Shots of the Civil War in Charleston Harbor
**Please note: Zoom cut the first 15 minutes from this recording. For the full video, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CarnegieCarnegie