Behind the Scenes of the
Footlocker Outreach Program
August 11, 2022 7PM
Have you ever considered hosting a Soldiers & Sailors Footlocker Outreach presentation at your school, library, senior center or other location? This Spotlight On program will provide a special virtual look at this hands-on program aimed at educating people of all ages. A selection of artifacts that are included in a footlocker presentation will be examined. The footlocker topics that are available include: Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War and Desert Storm. We will also examine the history of the footlocker and highlight several that we have in our collection. Join us to learn about this unique educational program.
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.