Upcoming Events at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
Long renowned for its superb acoustics and historic character, the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall offers audiences numerous and varied entertainment options in an elegant and enjoyable setting. The ACFL & MH is fully accessible. Please check the calendar listing for the presenting organization’s contact information for ticketing and event questions.
2nd Saturday Civil War Lecture – October 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM
“19th Century Mourning Customs”
Jeanne Finstein and Judy Hendrickson
In order to describe 19th century mourning traditions, this presentation will
first outline the conditions of the time, including disease, lack of sterile
practices, diets that lacked essential vitamins and nutrients, and medical
treatments barely a step above witchcraft – all of which made death a very
As the Civil War added another cause for mourning, rituals became more clearly
defined and adhered to as much as finances and circumstances allowed. In large
part, the stage had been set for these traditions by England’s Queen Victoria,
who mourned the death of her husband for decades. Other traditions grew out of
necessity – flowers at funerals, for example, to mask the odor of death and
wakes that served as a safeguard against premature burial.
Presenters Judi Hendrickson and Jeanne Finstein will describe these and many
other traditions of the time, some of which are still observed. Their talk will be
illustrated with pictures, showing such things as mourning garb and vintage
Judi and Jeanne are amateur historians who have extensive experience in
researching and presenting topics of historical interest. Often dressed in period
costumes, they usually illustrate their talks with related pictures. Both are long-
time members of Friends of Wheeling, a local historic preservation organization.
Judi Hendrickson works at West Virginia Northern Community College. Jeanne
Finstein is an educational software developer with Polyhedron Learning Media.
October 10-12, 16-19
Thursday- Saturday 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Pianist Tom Roberts brings a multimedia presentation of his original
compositions for Charlie Chaplin’s short films.
Season Premier of ACFL&MH’s chamber music series.
October 30, 7:30 p.m.
412-276-3456, x. 6
November 7-9, 14-16, 21-22
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Presented by Carnegie Performing Arts Center
December 5-7, 11-14
Tickets available at the door.
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Tuesdays from 6pm – 7pm
Zentangle is a relaxing art form, based on the soothing, meditative nature of
pattern-drawing. No artistic experience or talent is needed! Classes are open to
all. The first class is free, after which, supplies will be made available to
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