Scrapbooks: Preserving History
November 10, 2022 7PM
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Scrapbooks and photo albums are a very personal way to preserve individual and/or family memories. Soldiers & Sailors is honored to have a number of scrapbooks and photo albums as a part our collection. This program will highlight these artifacts and the stories behind the military personnel they remember. We will also discuss some basic methods that can be used to care for these irreplaceable pieces of family history. With Veterans Day coming up on November 11th, what better way honor the occasion than to take a moment and learn about these individuals through their own words and images.
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.