The History of Italian-Americans in Northeastern Pennsylvania - Friday January 18, 2018

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Friday, January 18, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. Leading this session is Stephanie Longo, an Italian American writer based in Dunmore, PA.

Boasting one of the nation's largest and most diverse Italian American popula-tions, Lackawanna County, PA, joins old and new with events such as La Corsa dei Ceri or St. Ubaldo Day in Jessup and La Festa Italiana on Scranton's Courthouse Square. Every town in the county with an Italian population has its own story. Whether the people can trace their origins to Guardia or Gubbio, Felitto or Perugia, the Italians of Lackawanna County all share one thing in common: a strong sense of pride in their ethnic origins.

The event is FREE OF CHARGE for all Filitalia members and $5 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online here.‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

About Stephanie Longo: Stephanie Longo is known locally as an expert on the Italian American history of northeastern Pennsylvania and has authored three books on the subject: Italians of Lackawanna County, Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Dunmore, all published by Arcadia Publishing.

The founder of SIAMO, the Italian American Heritage Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, she has made it her mission to continue to preserve the history that her ancestors brought to the United States from Guardia dei Lombardi, Italy. Through her work, the City of Scranton, the Borough of Dunmore, and Guardia have been named sister cities.

A dual citizen of the United States and Italy, she resides in Dunmore and is presently the director of marketing and communications at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

SOURCE: Filitalia International

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