Spotlight On: Thinking of You - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.

Spotlight On: Thinking of You

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Spotlight On:

Thinking of You

February 9, 2023

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For soldiers and sailors serving around the world, thoughts of home and family are often an important source of comfort needed to pass the time when far away. Since the earliest days of American military service, servicemen, servicewomen  and their loved ones have used may different communication methods to stay in touch and reflect upon their strong bonds. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this program will highlight a number of letters, cards, diaries, photos and more items from the museum’s collection that represent the theme “Thinking of You”.


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.