October 13, 2022 7PM
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Did you know that Dollar Bank provided most of the funding for the construction of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall via the purchase of Allegheny County Bonds between 1906-1908? Founded in 1855, Dollar Bank is Pittsburgh’s oldest bank. The Dollar Bank Historical Collection contains handwritten bank ledgers from 1855 through the 1920s, as well as photographs, plat books, marketing materials and banking machines. This program will examine the history of Dollar Bank through the handwritten ledgers and highlight several U.S. service members and veterans from the Pittsburgh area.
Robert Presutti Bio:
Bob Presutti is the corporate archivist for Dollar Bank. Previously, he served as Curator of Archives and Manuscripts at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Master of Library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration degree from Duquesne University. He has worked in the archives field for over fifteen years.
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.