Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Andrew Carnegie: Immigrant, Capitalist, and Philanthropist


Price for Members: $42
Price for Non-Members: $64
Date/Time: Mon. Oct., 18, 25 & Nov. 1     10:00 – 12:00 
Instructor: Susan McGough, MA American studies, University of Hawai’i
Location: Online

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Course Description

This Scotland-born bobbin boy’s life is often seen as an embodiment of the American Dream.  Andrew Carnegie rose from telegrapher to Captain of Industry and some would say, Robber Baron.  A consummate lifelong learner, he made education, peace, and the arts priorities when he turned to philanthropy.  Carnegie ultimately gave away $60 million to fund a system of 1,689 public libraries and created over 20 organizations to support a wide array of causes, including teaching, peace, science, and the celebration of heroes.  This short course will look at all these aspects of a remarkable life.  Allow OLLI and Ms. Mcgough to introduce you to “The Bill Gates” of his day and show you how his life helped shape modern America, and, through the institutions he created, still does.


Event Details

Date: 2021-10-18

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.



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