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

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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.

Activities will move inside the building should it rain, so we still encourage you to attend.

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.

Jun
13
Thu
Spotlight On: D-Day
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Spotlight On:

D-Day

June 13, 2024

Free Virtual Event – Join us on Facebook or YouTube

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

 

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the largest amphibious assault in World War II as the allies invaded the beaches of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Also known as D-Day, there are many accounts of individuals from the Pittsburgh area who participated in this historical occasion. Join us to discover their stories and learn about artifacts from the museum’s collection that have a connection to this event that changed the course of World War II.

 

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.

Jun
28
Fri
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Americana Concert
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

JACOB JOYCE, CONDUCTOR
KATY WILLIAMS, VOCALIST

Join the Pittsburgh Symphony for its annual Americana Concert at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. The evening, centered around American music in tribute to our military personnel and veterans, will feature music from The Patriot by John Williams, George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, and the songs
of the armed forces. This star-spangled program, led by Associate Conductor Jacob Joyce
with Katy Williams as vocalist, is FREE to the public, though registration is required.

 

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

Spotlight On:

“Dear Diary . . .”

July 11, 2024 7:00PM

Free Virtual Event – Join us on Facebook or YouTube

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

Through the years soldiers have kept diaries for a variety of reasons. Writing in a diary often offered an outlet, a place which they could unload their fears and frustrations. Today, these diaries stand as significant primary documents that offer insight into the day-to-day activities of a soldier, as well as their personal thoughts and feelings. This program will highlight several diaries in our collection and the stories behind the individuals that used them to document their service.

 

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.

 

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.