Howard Burnham presents Andrew Carnegie - Friday, 9/8/23 at 5:30pm butterfly

Published: Aug 23, 2023

Pacific Grove Public Library presents a profile of its founder-patron, Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-born American entrepreneur and philanthropist, performed in character by the actor-writer, Howard Burnham.

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At his Scottish home of Skibo Castle in 1918, the aging Carnegie gives an account of his life from its humble origins as a poor weaver’s son in Dunfermline, Scotland, to his extraordinary realization of the ‘American Dream’, making him one of the richest men in the world, and enabling him to achieve his remarkable philanthropic legacy, that includes PG’s library…

A program profusely illustrated and enhanced by a selection of Carnegie’s favorite Robbie Burns poems.


Howard Burnham was born and raised in England, but claims American blood from his paternal grandfather, a much-traveled Californian mining engineer. He took honors in Modern History at the University of Durham and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He has lived in the States since 1998, working for the National Park Service depicting redcoat commanders of the Revolutionary War. Since 2013, he has lived in PG, performing regularly with PacRep in Carmel.

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