Spotlight On: Abraham Lincoln - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.

Spotlight On: Abraham Lincoln

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Tim Neff

Spotlight On:

Abraham Lincoln

February 8, 2024

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Soldiers & Sailors has many references to Abraham Lincoln throughout the building and museum exhibits. This includes a large painting of the Gettysburg Address in the auditorium, a stone tablet on the front exterior quoting Lincoln and a variety of objects in the collection related to the 16th president. In honor of his birthday and President’s Day, join us to learn all about the many unique artifacts and connections Soldiers & Sailors has with “Honest Abe”.

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.