My local public library has been hosting quite a few events lately, but this one is an annual event. The historic building is home to a G.A.R. post founded and maintained by veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic who fought in the Civil War. The post membership ended in the late 1930s when the last member died, and it wasn’t until the 1980s that a re-enactment organization undertook to clean and revive the room until just about 10 years ago when funding was obtained by the library to restore the room to its original look and contents.
For that reason the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie hosts an annual Civil War Living History Day each April, the month the war began and ended and the month President Lincoln was assassinated. I always photograph the events of the day, though I look for new and different sights and people since I have so many photos from years past.
I’ve photographed the boy at the top for the past six or seven years and watched him grow up. His parents are re-enactors, but he prefers to be with his grandfather, also a re-enactor.
Here is a gallery of photos from this year’s event.
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