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

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Mar
16
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Mar 16 @ 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.

Apr
6
Sat
Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor Induction Ceremony
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, April 6, 2024 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc., will induct the next group of veterans into the Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor.

The ceremony begins at 2 pm in the auditorium and is open to the public and free to attend.

In honor of the Hall of Valor Ceremony, the museum is open and admission is free on April 6th from 10AM – 4PM.

The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube so that anyone who wants to watch this remarkable group can do so from home.

Please click on the following links to view the event on either Facebook Live or YouTube.

The links will become active about 5 minutes prior to the ceremony.

Soldiers & Sailors recognizes and pays tribute to Pennsylvania veterans who have received the military’s highest awards for valor: the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldiers Medal, Airmen Medal, Coast Guard Medal or Navy/Marine Corps Medal (for bravery and heroism during times of military conflict). These inductees will join the over 700 heroes that have already been inducted into the distinguished Hall of Valor since 1963. We also ask that you attend and encourage individuals and local community to attend the ceremony!

 

Apr
11
Thu
Cancelled: Spotlight On: “Dear Diary . . .”
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Spotlight On:

“Dear Diary . . .”

April 11, 2024

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Thursday, April 11, 2024,

Spotlight On program, “Dear Diary . . .”is cancelled.

The Spotlight On program will resume next month on Thursday, May 9th at 7pm.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Apr
20
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Apr 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.

May
9
Thu
Spotlight On: Masters of the Air: Western PA Stories
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Spotlight On:

Masters of the Air: Western PA Stories

May 9, 2024

Free Virtual Event – Join us on Facebook or YouTube

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

The United States Army Air Corps played a significant role in both the European and Pacific Theaters of World War II. Thousands of men served as bomber crewmen, fighter pilots and ground crews as they all contributed to the goal of superiority of the skies. Join us to learn about the significant impacts made by airmen from Western Pennsylvania. Discover their heroic stories through artifacts from our collection and through their own words.

 

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.

Lisa Terrano Bio:

Lisa Terrano is the Collections Manager at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.  She joined the Museum in 2015 and has always had a passionate interest in military history. She is responsible for the safe storage of artifacts in the permanent collection, cataloging artifacts and has worked on display installations, museum tours, grant writing and fundraising events. She holds Masters in Military History from American Public University and a BA in History and Minor in Historical Preservation from the University of Pittsburgh.

May
18
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
May 18 @ 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.

May
27
Mon
Memorial Day Ceremony & Celebration
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Presented by

 

Honor those who have served our country by attending Soldiers & Sailors’ annual Memorial Day Ceremony & Celebration.
This rain or shine event is FREE and open to the public.
Our host is celebrity personality Mike Frazer of 3WS Radio.

•Tour the Museum-FREE
•Enjoy family-friendly activities, contests and entertainment
•Food and beverages available for purchase

Join us in paying tribute to our fallen PA service members!

An all-day tribute to our Fallen Post 9-11 Pennsylvania Veterans will be available for guests to view.   We are also observing the 3:00 pm National Moment of Remembrance, which is an annual event asking Americans,

wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in military service to the United States.

Camp Chase Fifes and Drums, one of the top fife and drum corps in the country who perform Civil War music in period costumes, will be performing patriotic military music throughout the day culminating with a concert at the end of the day.

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

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

Special thanks to our additional Memorial Day supporters!

American Legion Post 698 Burgettstown

VFW Morningside Post 3945

Jun
8
Sat
Soldiers & Sailors Tabletop Gamers
Jun 8 @ 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
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.