Italian author Paolo Battaglia to speak

Sep 14, 2014 1223

On Sunday, Oct. 5, author Paolo Battaglia will give a presentation on his new book, "Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress" at the Lackawanna Historical Society's Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. The program will begin at 2 p.m.

Battaglia is an Italian native who is interested in the Italian experience in small towns. He will give a presentation on his latest book, a narrated photo history of the Italian experience in America from Columbus to the present. Battaglia is also interested in meeting with members of the local Italian community for a future project, "Italian American Country."

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