Filitalia International celebrates cultural site's commencement

Jun 13, 2014 1531

by Bill Chenevert

Filitalia International's annual La Festa della Repubblica on June 1st, otherwise known as the Italian Street Festival on East Passyunk Avenue, was far more significant this year. It also marked the grand opening of the entity's History of Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 E. Passyunk Ave., which seeks to celebrate "Italian roots and American dreams."

The museum's mission is similar to that of its sponsor organization, which translates to "Love for Italy," and that is "to promote, protect, and preserve the Italian heritage, language, culture and customs throughout the world and encourage the study of the Italian language."

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