IAA Special Event - The Luigi Del Bianco Story

Oct 23, 2021 238

The IAA is pleased to announce this presentation: “OUT OF MT. RUSHMORE’S SHADOW”. The Luigi Del Bianco Story. The Zoom presentation will be made available on Tuesday, November 9, at 7:00 pm. The cost of the presentation is $10/per person.

To culminate “October is Italian Heritage Month”, the IAA is pleased to announce a Zoom presentation featuring a little-known Italian immigrant named Luigi Del Bianco who contributed a major accomplishment to the history of our United States.

In this 45-minute special presentation for the entire family, storyteller/actor/singer Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather Luigi and talks about his unsung contribution as chief carver on our nation’s greatest memorial, Mount Rushmore. Lou uses authentic photos, timelines, and primary source documents to bring Luigi’s story to life. The presentation culminates with designer Gutzon Borglum’s praise of Luigi, the 25-year struggle to get him recognized and the CBS Sunday Morning tribute where a plaque at Mount Rushmore is finally unveiled. Now a published book authored by Lou, Out of Rushmore’s Shadow is a dramatic and touching story about Luigi’s legacy and the immigrant struggle.

To reserve your spot, please:

1. RSVP by email to mdipietro@ebsoc.org with name and email address in the body of message. Upon confirmation of your payment (see directions below), you will be sent a link to the Zoom presentation on the day of November 9th.

2. Payment may be made by Venmo to jeanninecamarda@jeannine-camarda or by check made payable to “IAA - Del Bianco” and mailed to: Jeannine Camarda, 43 Tedesco Street, Marblehead, MA 01945.
Payments by must be received no later than Thursday, November 4th, to secure your place.

The IAA Board thanks you for your support of this presentation; the proceeds will be used to continue its advocacy of Italian American heritage, specifically as it relates to preserving Columbus Day. If your roots are Italian, or not, it is our hope that, after viewing the presentation, you will be inspired by Luigi’s struggle and accomplishment.

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