Monday, August 17, 2009

Carnegie Library, Sandusky, Ohio

Thanks to my friends at the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center, Sandusky, Ohio, United States and the staff of the Sandusky Library and Follett House Museum, who have created a blog using materials from their local history collections. They thoughtfully provided the following info:

The Sandusky Daily Star, in its February 20, 1901 issue, reported that when Andrew Carnegie gave his “handsome gift” to Sandusky to be used for the purpose of building a public library, one of his stipulations was that the library should have a music hall and an organ, and efforts were to be made to have free musical recitals for the community on a regular basis. The Carnegie Library had its grand opening on July 3, 1901. The musical hall held 338 people, and was known as “Carnegie Hall.”

There is a lot more detail to the article and also some nice photographs. If you are interested in library history, this is a cool site to visit! Click here to go there!

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