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British Toy Soldiers


Painted metal toy soldiers were once the playthings of children and British toy soldiers set the standard for the world. Toy soldier collector and Britsburgh member, Dave Frankowski, will take you through the steps of making a traditional, glossy painted British guardsman toy soldier.  


Dave will cast a metal figure from a mold, show the steps to prepare the casting, and the stages of painting it. Hobbyists today still make and paint their own figures and he will share his tips for completing the figure on Saturday May 2nd at 2:00 PM.     Learn More

Elizabeth Myers


ChromeCast Elizabeth's candid photos of the National Museum of Ireland's, "The 1916 Rising: Proclaiming a Republic: Ireland, 1916 and the National Collection" on the TV screen over the fireplace.
"show & tell" of the exhibit's official book of the National Collection, written by Darragh Gannon
Talk a little bit about what it's like to visit Dublin & the Republic of Ireland's National Museums
This is a virtual event via Zoom.  Zoom meeting login information is found here.



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Covid 19 news tours

As COVID-19 continues to impact the United States and the world, the health and well-being of the Pitt community is our priority. In order to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our campus, The Nationality Rooms tours (which include the privately reserved group tours, walk-in audio guide tours and the occasional casual touring between scheduled classes) are canceled until further notice.

 Confirmed reservations for upcoming tours will be canceled and are available to be postponed to a later date. We encourage visitors to consider scheduling virtual tours as an alternative to in-person visits. To discuss alternatives, cancellation and reimbursement possibilities, please contact Michael Walter, Tour Coordinator.

 We are encouraging all Pitt community members to closely monitor this situation and to visit the Public Safety and Emergency Management website, which is the University’s centralized and reliable source for information on this issue. 

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For information regarding tourism and the Nationality Rooms, affected by the Covid-19 virus.