Italian Cultural Center to host talk on chief stone carver of Mount Rushmore

May 06, 2019 1039

Lou Del Bianco’s grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco, may not be a household name – but it should be. Luigi was one of the chief carvers of South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore. Today, 78 years after the national monument was completed, Lou, an author and performer from New York, is traveling the country telling the story of his grandfather.

Lou contacted Springfield’s Italian Cultural Center (ICC) to see if the ICC would be interested in his presentation, to which, they obliged. Lou will be at the ICC on May 19 at 2 p.m. Director at the ICC Lucille Brindisi explained that they found Lou’s presentation to be relevant, fascinating, and that it met the needs of the Center and its Mission, which focuses on promoting Italian culture, traditions, heritage, and the Italian language.

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