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


In Honor of Service: An Americana Concert
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This free concert is brought to you in partnership with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Jess Hilarious Comedy Show
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Jess Hilarious performing at the @TIPOFFPROMOTIONS Fall Comedy Explosion. Doors open at 7:00pm. Show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets at or Dorsey Records.


For more info call 412-308-3166

Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

Join VVI as they raise awareness & remember all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.

Women of the World War II Home Front & Afternoon Tea
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Women of the World War II Home Front” is a fashion-focused program on the role of women in both the US and the UK during the war and how fashions reflected both their wartime roles and the impact of the war itself.  For example, some materials (such as silk and nylon) were not available for clothing since they were needed for wartime exigencies such as parachutes, etc., and styles reflected the somberness of the times (for example, wedding dresses became much simpler, discarding ornate, frilly designs).  Women’s role in wartime industries was also reflected in clothing design.

BRITSBURGH MEMBERS LOGIN FOR $15 REGISTRATION. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page

The fashion component will consist of a slide presentation with live commentary by Britsburgh’s Deborah Popp Gilbert, Vice President of the Elizabeth Township Historical Society  (ETHS). Debbie draws on the Society’s vintage clothing collection, started by ETHS Charter Member Norma Werner in 1976, to inform her presentation and will bring several of these antique outfits on mannequins for display during the program.  Displays of period clothing and discussion will focus on the impact of slogans geared toward women like the famous “We can do it!” as well as “Make do and mend” and “Victory is in the kitchen.”  Debbie will also discuss the influence of designers like Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli on the pieces in the ETHS collection.

Also included is a 1940s-themed Afternoon Tea, including desserts such as the World War II-era “War Cake,” the recipe of which reflects wartime shortages in its elimination of butter and the use of alternate sweeteners to white sugar.  Optional:  Wear your 1940s-style hat or outfit if you wish!

Join us at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum as we honor both the men and women who served on the front lines and home front – and learn how even lipstick helped win World War II!

For more information, contact Kim Szczypinski of Britsburgh’s History Society at


2:00-3:00PM  Fashion Presentation

3:00-4:00PM  Wartime 1940s-Style Afternoon Tea

Advanced registration required at 

Tickets: Brittsburgh Members $15; Non-members $20

The O’Jays
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Come see The O’Jays perform at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on November 22, 2019.

Doors open at 7:00p.m. Show begins at 8:00p.m.

Tickets available at, by calling 1-888-718-4253, or at Dorsey’s Records.

Hosted by Uplift Enterprises. For more info call 412-403-9147

Oakland Light Up Season Kick-Off Event
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Oakland Business Improvement District for an awesome kick-off to our 2019 Oakland Light Up Season! They’ll have a tree lighting ceremony, free goodies, and a live brass ensemble playing all your holiday favorites! Bring in the season with brilliance!

Start at Forbes Digital Plaza (3815 Forbes Avenue) from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. for the tree lighting ceremony and the unveiling of this year’s “Messages of Hope for the Holidays” art installation which features words of encouragement and artistic expressions from university students, faculty, and staff that represent love, joy, and peace for all people.

As the festivities come to a close at Forbes Digital Plaza, everyone is encouraged to venture out and explore the Oakland business district to see all the holiday lights and take advantage of Light Up Season specials/discounts at many shops, bars, and restaurants throughout the Central Business District. While Soldiers & Sailors’ museum is closed to the public on the evening of Friday, December 6th, our building’s exterior will be illuminated in observation of this festive occasion. Please enjoy!

Civil War Pittsburgh
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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While this event is NOT hosted by and is NOT taking place at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, a portion of the proceeds benefit Soldiers & Sailors.

Serving the Unique Needs of Minority Veterans and Sub-Populations Keynote & Panel Discussion Event
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

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The United States Army Field Band “America The Beautiful” Concert – FREE
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

While the concert is free, reservations are encouraged. Online reservations can be obtained here.

Physical tickets are available at the reception desk at Soldiers & Sailors during museum hour.

You may also send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the number of tickets you would like to:

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

ATTN: Army Band Concert

4141 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Upscale & Classy Pgh presents Joe featuring Donell Jones-POSTPONED
Mar 13 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Click the flyer for more details. Promotion company Upscale & Classy Pgh with Popa Banks will determine a future date to reschedule the Joe & Donell Jones concert at