Spotlight On: D-Day - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.

Spotlight On: D-Day

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Spotlight On:


June 13, 2024

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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.