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Historic Pittsburgh Fair at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Presented by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland), Pittsburgh PA

Oct 15 2022
Historic Pittsburgh Fair at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Learn more about the rich historical resources our city has to offer by attending the panel discussions, participating in a library scavenger hunt, historical tours, and other activities!

The Historic Pittsburgh Fair will take place on Saturday, October 15 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the main location of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland. Stop by this free event to interact with local history institutions and speakers there to highlight the importance of accessibility within their organization. Tour sign up will be available throughout the day at the CLP Archives & Special Collections table on the 2nd floor!


Additional time info:

12:00 p.m. – Historic Tour of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main
1:00 p.m. – Rick Sebak kicks off the Historic Pittsburgh Fair with “Questions & Curiosities”
2:00 p.m. – Historic Tour of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main
2:30 p.m. – Overcoming Accessibility Barriers – Panel discussion featuring LAMP/Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Museum of Natural History
3:00 p.m. – Historic Tour of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Full map and directions


Main Library

CLP – Main has two accessible entrances. The first is via a lift underneath the library’s main entrance facing Schenley Plaza. The lift is accessible via a set of sidewalk switchbacks to the right of the front steps. There is a switch assisted door that leads to the lift.

The other way to enter the Main Library is from the library/museum parking lot opposite Craig St. There is designated accessible parking both above ground and in the garage. From the garage, take the elevators to the 6th floor and exit to the left. Access to the library is through the Portal Entrance. Once you pass through the glass doors take the left side ramp and make the first right turn into the hallway with the photographs on the wall. Follow the signs for the Library Elevator.

Restrooms are fully accessible.

 Bus Routes

54C, 61A, 61B, 61C, 67A, 67C, 67E, 67F, 67J, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, 75, 93

All bus routes are subject to change. Please visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County for up-to-date schedules.


Users requiring further information or assistance can reach the library at 412.622.3114

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