Carnegie of Homestead’s
Historic Renovation Capital Campaign
The Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall seats 1,047 guests in an intimate atmosphere that has changed very little from the original historical venue. In 2019, 40,000 patrons traveled from throughout Western PA and beyond to enjoy performances by nationally known entertainers. The Music Hall is also a meeting space for civic engagement, naturalization ceremonies, graduations, church events, dance recitals, and other community activities. Critical infrastructure and accessibility problems have resulted from 120 years of constant public use of the Music Hall.
The final architectural design plans were developed for each floor and the first phase of renovations has been completed. In this phase:
- One of the grand marble stairways was carefully reconstructed to remove the physical barriers between the Library and Music Hall, allowing wheelchair users to easily move between all areas of the building.
- The second marble stairwell was removed to make way for a new wheelchair-accessible elevator – in the Music Hall lobby to further enable one and all to enjoy performances from all levels of the theater. An exterior ADA entrance to the Music Hall has been constructed to match the existing historical features of the front entrances into the building.
- The new pool locker rooms and accessible family restroom have been beautifully constructed with up-to-date showers, lockers and changing areas, as well as a wheelchair accessible entrance to the pool. The historical appearance of the design is preserved throughout the upgraded modern amenities.
- Because maintaining a safe, clean facility for community families is equally as important as the services we provide them, the building received much-needed electrical upgrades, lower-level plumbing upgrades, a new generator, a new fire pump, fire protection system, and the foundation for new sprinklers throughout the facility.
Watch our virtual ribbon cutting video
Sponsor A Seat
For a donation of $250, $500, $750, or $1,000, the Carnegie will feature an inscription of your choice on a name plate to be placed on the arm of one or more of the new seats for the life of one of the new chairs in the Music Hall! Seat locations will be filled on a first come, first served basis, so name your seat quickly!
If you’d prefer to sponsor seats via pledge over ten-month period, or would like to pay be check, download, print, and return this form.