Calendar - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.

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Jul
20
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers

10AM – 4PM

Welcome to the monthly game day for the Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers! We welcome interested gamers ages 10 and up of all experience levels (including none) who want to bring or just play historical board games and miniatures war games, in keeping with the museums mission. Game days will require you to pay standard museum admission, which is listed on the museums website: https://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/museum/.  HINT: The annual membership is very inexpensive! https://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/donate/#membership.

For more information please contact Tim Neff: tim@soldiersandsailorshall.org

What is Tabletop Gaming?

Tabletop gaming is played on a table with physical pieces, as opposed to video/computer games. Tabletop gaming includes both board games with playing pieces (for example, Stratego) and miniature games. Miniature games use representative terrain game boards and miniature military figures.

Jul
27
Sat
Korean War Veterans Day
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In recognition of National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, Soldiers & Sailors is hosting a special FREE event to honor and celebrate our region’s
Korean War veterans.

 

The day will include:
A 1:00 PM ceremony that will highlight Korean War soldiers who have been inducted into the Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor
A special recognition of Korean War veterans in attendance during the 1:00 PM ceremony
Our new state-of-the-art Korean War exhibit
Rarely-seen Korean War artifacts from our collection

A documentary film and exhibit by Michael Sahaida featuring local Veterans of the Korean War: “Forgotten Soldiers Veterans of the Korean War”

*Please see below for more information about the film and exhibit.

To be recognized at the ceremony, registration is REQUIRED for Korean War Veterans. Registration Deadline: July 26, 2024

To Register: Please click the “register” button in top right of this page

As part of the 1:00 PM ceremony, a slideshow featuring Korean War  service members being recognized will be shown. If you wish your loved
one to be included, please email a photo along with their first and last name to Lauren@soldiersandsailorshall.org. Deadline: July 12, 2024.

FREE Admission
July 27, 2024
10 AM – 4 PM

Recognition Ceremony at 1:00 PM

Free parking is available in the street-level lot across from the museum on Bigelow Blvd.

 

*”Forgotten Soldiers Veterans of the Korean War”

A documentary film and exhibit by Michael Sahaida featuring local Veterans of the Korean War.

My life long interest in history, a fascination with bravery and chivalry – coupled with a chance

meeting with Korean War Veteran Don Allen, led to the creation of this project.

As the project grew, with each successive interview, I realized how many Veterans of the Korean

War we have here in Western Pennsylvania.

These soldiers, who grew up in the hardship of the Great Depression, and came of age in the

shadow of World War II, were called to duty in a foreign land thousands of miles away from their

homes in Pennsylvania. While they were there, the world back home not only went on without

them – it rapidly changed.

For each of these men, returning home to build a life postponed by war was extremely difficult.

And many people in their communities knew very little, if anything, about the Korean War.

Even today, many people do not understand that there was a brutal war in Korea that affected

the lives of millions of Americans.

We are better people when we understand more about the lives of those who make up our

community. We are better citizens when we understand and learn from our history. I hope this

film helps us to do that.

 

Jul
29
Mon
World War II History & Reading Camp
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm

Flyer/Registration Form: CLICK HERE

Aug
7
Wed
Family Fun at Soldiers & Sailors
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Family Fun at Soldiers & Sailors!

FREE EVENT

August 7, 2024

Theme: Civil War

Learn the story of Dog Jack, Scavenger Hunt, Make Cards for Veterans, Hands-On Activities with Artifacts, Selfie Station and more.

Also, if you missed our last Family Fun Day you can still experience our NEW “Kid’s Zone” exhibit!

Children attending this event will receive a personalized dog tag!

Just Announced:

The interpreters from the Print Shop at Old Economy Village will be available to guide you through the tools and processes used in 19th-century letterpress printing. You will have the opportunity to create a commemorative bookmark using the Kelsey Excelsior, a tabletop printing press from 1893. Aspiring apprentices are advised to mind their p’s and q’s!

Aug
17
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers

10AM – 4PM

Welcome to the monthly game day for the Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers! We welcome interested gamers ages 10 and up of all experience levels (including none) who want to bring or just play historical board games and miniatures war games, in keeping with the museums mission. Game days will require you to pay standard museum admission, which is listed on the museums website: https://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/museum/.  HINT: The annual membership is very inexpensive! https://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/donate/#membership.

For more information please contact Tim Neff: tim@soldiersandsailorshall.org

What is Tabletop Gaming?

Tabletop gaming is played on a table with physical pieces, as opposed to video/computer games. Tabletop gaming includes both board games with playing pieces (for example, Stratego) and miniature games. Miniature games use representative terrain game boards and miniature military figures.

Sep
28
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers

10AM – 4PM

Welcome to the monthly game day for the Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers! We welcome interested gamers ages 10 and up of all experience levels (including none) who want to bring or just play historical board games and miniatures war games, in keeping with the museums mission. Game days will require you to pay standard museum admission, which is listed on the museums website: https://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/museum/.  HINT: The annual membership is very inexpensive! https://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/donate/#membership.

For more information please contact Tim Neff: tim@soldiersandsailorshall.org

What is Tabletop Gaming?

Tabletop gaming is played on a table with physical pieces, as opposed to video/computer games. Tabletop gaming includes both board games with playing pieces (for example, Stratego) and miniature games. Miniature games use representative terrain game boards and miniature military figures.

Oct
19
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers

10AM – 4PM

Welcome to the monthly game day for the Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers! We welcome interested gamers ages 10 and up of all experience levels (including none) who want to bring or just play historical board games and miniatures war games, in keeping with the museums mission. Game days will require you to pay standard museum admission, which is listed on the museums website: https://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/museum/.  HINT: The annual membership is very inexpensive! https://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/donate/#membership.

For more information please contact Tim Neff: tim@soldiersandsailorshall.org

What is Tabletop Gaming?

Tabletop gaming is played on a table with physical pieces, as opposed to video/computer games. Tabletop gaming includes both board games with playing pieces (for example, Stratego) and miniature games. Miniature games use representative terrain game boards and miniature military figures.

Nov
9
Sat
Cannon Ball Fundraiser Gala
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

A Fundraising Gala

The festivities for this patriotic, black-tie event will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as our museum comes alive.
Enjoy a unique and fun experience presented through the personal artifacts and real-life stories
of honor, courage, and sacrifice from our Veterans.
Then guests proceed to our elegant ballroom for an evening filled with fine food including a military-inspired formal sit-down dinner.

 

ATTIRE: BLACK TIE (OPTIONAL)/MILITARY DRESS UNIFORM

 

Thank you to our 2024 Cannon Ball Gala Honorary Steering Committee

Justin Bakow
Evoqua Water Technologies | Xylem

Luke Bodnar
Highmark

David Bogo
V3 Enterprises

MAJ Devon C. Diaz

Rick Eanes
Pittsburgh Regional Transit

David Franklin
Convoy Group

Melissa Garzony and Damian Garzony
Addi Mae Consulting

Chris Klossner
Convoy Group

Ronald Poropatich, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Military Medicine Research University of Pittsburgh

Charles Reeves, Jr.
Pittsburgh Regional Transit

Carmen A. Trovato
Vice President, Peoples Security Bank & Trust

 

Are you are interested in becoming a 2024 Cannon Ball Sponsor?

Click on the “Cannon Ball Sponsorship” button for more information.

Cannon Ball Sponsorship

Special thank you to our 2024 Cannon Ball Gala Presenting Sponsor

Special thanks also to our 2024 Cannon Ball Gala Sponsors

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Dec
21
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers

10AM – 4PM

Welcome to the monthly game day for the Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers! We welcome interested gamers ages 10 and up of all experience levels (including none) who want to bring or just play historical board games and miniatures war games, in keeping with the museums mission. Game days will require you to pay standard museum admission, which is listed on the museums website: https://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/museum/.  HINT: The annual membership is very inexpensive! https://www.soldiersandsailorshall.org/donate/#membership.

For more information please contact Tim Neff: tim@soldiersandsailorshall.org

What is Tabletop Gaming?

Tabletop gaming is played on a table with physical pieces, as opposed to video/computer games. Tabletop gaming includes both board games with playing pieces (for example, Stratego) and miniature games. Miniature games use representative terrain game boards and miniature military figures.