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Aug
19
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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
11
Mon
Special Exhibit: Remembering 9/11 and Honoring Our Fallen
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – Oct 11 @ 10:00 am

Soldiers & Sailors recognizes those fallen service members from the War on Terrorism with this display of 7,053 dog tags suspended between the light posts across the walkway leading to the building for visitors to pass under.

Each dog tag represents an individual life lost in the conflicts since September 11, 2001.

Included are 304 special flag dog tags specifically representing each individual from Pennsylvania.

The open-air memorial is free to visit and open 24 hours a day now through October 11th.

Sep
14
Thu
Spotlight On: Allegheny Arsenal
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Spotlight On:

Allegheny Arsenal

September 14, 2023 7PM

Free Virtual Event – Join us on Facebook or YouTube

Please note: You can use the links above to watch archived Spotlight On programs!

 

 

In 1814 the Federal Government established a new manufacturing and distribution center named Allegheny Arsenal in Lawrenceville a few miles up the Allegheny River from downtown Pittsburgh. During the Civil War high demand for ammunition escalated production at the arsenal and opportunities arose, particularly for women who found employment rolling cartridges. On September 17, 1862 a series of explosions occurred in the workshops and 78 workers perished. This program will examine the history of the Allegheny Arsenal and will highlighted artifacts from the museum’s collection related to this nationally historical site.

 

Michael Kraus Bio:

A well-known Civil War historian, Kraus currently works as Curator/Historian for Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. His accomplishments include several historical consultant credits for major films, writing and narrating the documentary series Civil War Minutes and Civil War Life as well as authoring articles and books regarding the conflict. Michael also is an accomplished sculptor with an impressive resume of historically themed works in bronze.

 

Tim Neff Bio:

Tim Neff began working at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. in 2002 as the Director of Education. In 2017, Tim took on the role of Vice President and Director of Museum & Education at Soldiers & Sailors. He is a certified Social Studies teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. During his time at Soldiers & Sailors, Tim has developed a variety of museum programs including: interactive and engaging tours and field trips, a footlocker outreach program, Boy Scout merit badge programs, teacher conferences, summer camps, community history events and much more.

Sep
23
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Sep 23 @ 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
12
Thu
Spotlight On: The History of Soldiers & Sailors
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Spotlight On:

The History of Soldiers & Sailors

October 12, 2023 7PM

Free Virtual Event – Join us on Facebook or YouTube

Please note: You can use the links above to watch archived Spotlight On programs!

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum has stood as a landmark in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh for more than 110 years. Originally constructed as a memorial to veterans of the Civil War, today Soldiers & Sailors honors veterans from the Civil War through present day from all branches of service. This program will examine the origins and history of the memorial, as well as the creation of the non-profit trust which manages the building and the collection of artifacts today. Join Curator Michael Kraus and Director of Education Tim Neff to learn all about Soldiers & Sailors and many of the interesting stories and events that have taken place in and around this historic structure.

 

Michael Kraus Bio:

A well-known Civil War historian, Kraus currently works as Curator/Historian for Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. His accomplishments include several historical consultant credits for major films, writing and narrating the documentary series Civil War Minutes and Civil War Life as well as authoring articles and books regarding the conflict. Michael also is an accomplished sculptor with an impressive resume of historically themed works in bronze.

Tim Neff Bio:

Tim Neff began working at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. in 2002 as the Director of Education. In 2017, Tim took on the role of Vice President and Director of Museum & Education at Soldiers & Sailors. He is a certified Social Studies teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. During his time at Soldiers & Sailors, Tim has developed a variety of museum programs including: interactive and engaging tours and field trips, a footlocker outreach program, Boy Scout merit badge programs, teacher conferences, summer camps, community history events and much more.

Oct
21
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Oct 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.

Oct
26
Thu
The Silence Of The Lambs College Freshman Free Movie Screening Night
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Inviting college freshmen only to a FREE showing of The Silence of the Lambs!

We hope to encourage first year students who may be new to the Oakland area to learn about
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum while celebrating our brush with classic cinematic horror!

The movie will be shown in our auditorium. Start time is 7:00 PM. (Doors open at 6:30 PM)


See a replica cage in the grand ballroom where the iconic escape scene was filmed.

BYOP: Bring your own popcorn!

Limited Seating Available

Registration is encouraged.

Nov
3
Fri
Cannon Ball Fundraiser Gala
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

A Fundraising Gala

Friday

3 November 2023

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.

This year’s entertainment will be a lively dueling piano performance courtesy of Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos.

ATTIRE: BLACK TIE (OPTIONAL)/MILITARY DRESS UNIFORM

Chaired by

Sophia Mirza & Keith Mitchell

 

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if you are interested in becoming a 2023 Cannon Ball Sponsor.

Cannon Ball Sponsorship

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors !

 

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Nov
9
Thu
Spotlight On: The Grand Army of the Republic
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Spotlight On:

The Grand Army of the Republic

November 9, 2023 7PM

Free Virtual Event – Join us on Facebook or YouTube

Please note: You can use the links above to watch archived Spotlight On programs!

Formed in 1866, The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) became the predominant veterans’ organization following the Civil War. Reaching a peak in 1890 with well over 400,000 members, this fraternal group wielded great political and economic power throughout the northern states. In Pittsburgh the GAR was responsible for conceiving and constructing Soldiers & Sailors in honor of the more than 25,000 veterans from Allegheny County. This program will examine the history of the GAR and will highlight artifacts from our collection.

Rich Condon Bio:

Rich Condon is a public historian from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a BA in public history from Shepherd University. For over a decade Rich has worked with a multitude of sites and organizations including The Battle of Franklin Trust, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Flight 93 National Memorial, Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, and Catoctin Mountain Park. He has written for Civil War Times MagazineThe American Battlefield Trust, as well as Emerging Civil War, and operates the Civil War Pittsburgh blog, which focuses on sharing stories related to Western Pennsylvania’s role in the Civil War.

Tim Neff Bio:

Tim Neff began working at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. in 2002 as the Director of Education. In 2017, Tim took on the role of Vice President and Director of Museum & Education at Soldiers & Sailors. He is a certified Social Studies teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. During his time at Soldiers & Sailors, Tim has developed a variety of museum programs including: interactive and engaging tours and field trips, a footlocker outreach program, Boy Scout merit badge programs, teacher conferences, summer camps, community history events and much more.

Dec
3
Sun
Holly Jolly Holiday Party
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

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On Sunday, December 3, 2023, Soldiers & Sailors is hosting A Holly Jolly Holiday Party benefiting Folds of Honor, Toys for Tots, Gunny’s Ridge and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. The evening features patriotic holiday music from the North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band.

There will also be a special holiday performance by Pittsburgh’s own Regional Emmy Winner Rapper, FRZY!

 

Shop in our North Pole village, get your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy a hot cocoa or special holiday cocktail and be sure to have the children visit the holiday mailroom to write a letter to Santa and send a card to our troops overseas!

 

There will be an ugly sweater contest, basket raffle, pledge trees and many ways to give to these amazing organizations that support our veterans.

 

 

Dinner will be served from Mission BBQ from 5:00-7:00PM and there is even an epic Pittsburgh cookie table/candy bar with treats for you to take home!

 

Tickets are $25/adults and children to 16 yrs. of age are free!

 

Don’t forget to bring an unopened gift for Toys for Tots! 

Look for the drop-off station in the Soldiers & Sailors’ lobby outside the auditorium entrance.

 

Benefiting Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc., Toys for Tots, Folds of Honor, and Gunny’s Ridge.

Please use the ticket button or click here to purchase tickets.