Our educational programs are unique and promote learning in a fun and engaging way.
Footlocker Outreach Program
The footlocker program is aimed at educating students of all ages. The program is great for classrooms, scout meetings, libraries, historical societies, senior centers, civic organizations and more. A Soldiers & Sailors’ Museum staff member or trained volunteer docent will visit your location to make presentations about a variety of topics related to the American Conflicts. Each footlocker contains artifacts from the museum’s collection, documents and photos that can be handled and passed around by the audience. Presentations can accommodate up to 40 participants; however, they are not suitable for assemblies or combined classrooms.
All topics focus on a soldier’s life in the war including the equipment they carried, and the experiences they went through. Presentation topics include: Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm
Footlocker Loan Program
The footlockers can be loaned out to school groups for a period of one week. The footlockers come complete with a prepared script for the teacher. Loans are picked up and dropped off at Soldiers & Sailors. The fee for a one-week footlocker loan is $200.
All topics focus on a soldier’s life in the war including the equipment they carried, and the experiences they went through.
Weekday Presentation: $100
Each additional presentation (same topic & day): $50
Weeknight and/or Weekend Presentation: $150
Presentations outside of Allegheny County add: $50.
*mileage is included in all of the prices listed above