Did you know that 61 Carnegie Libraries were built in Michigan? Today, less than half of them remain as a public library.
Did you know that JDL’s Carnegie main entrance lobby is terrazzo tile imported from Italy and that workers from Italy were brought over to lay it by hand? The marble was imported from Carrara, Italy, the same area that Michelangelo obtained the marble for his sculptures.
Did you know we have a historic plaque that serves as a tribute to Edward Pomeroy who was killed at the Battle of Bull Run? He is buried at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.
The Carnegie Library, is one of the architectural and cultural landmarks of Jackson County and is currently on the local, state, and national register of historic places.
On Friday, December 9, from 6 – 8 pm, come explore the wonders of the art, architecture and the history of our remarkable Carnegie Libary while enjoying a tasty glass of Michigan wine and mellow live music performed by the talented Jackson High School musicians.
One of the many pieces you will see is the Lincoln, Bronze Statue, by Augustus Saint Gaudens. The sculptor was born in Dublin, Ireland but came to the U.S. as a child. This replica is known as his best endeavor and serves as a memorial of the establishment of the Republican Party in Jackson in 1854.
The evening is sponsored by JDL and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson
County and is intended for adults 21 and over. Please reserve your spot by calling
517-788-4087, ext. 1339.