Foreign Language Honor Society Visits Italian American Museum in Little Italy

Jun 10, 2017 839

Several student members of the William Floyd High School Foreign Language Honor Society (FLHS) had the opportunity to expand their understanding of Italian culture during a recent field trip to the Italian American Museum located in New York City’s Little Italy. The historic museum, located on the corner of Mulberry and Grand Street in Lower Manhattan, hosted FLHS students and introduced them to several exhibits that articulated the important contributions made by the people of Italy and their descendants, who continue to flourish in America today.

According to Derek Robinson, foreign language teacher and FLHS advisor, “The neighborhood of Little Italy has changed significantly since its heyday in the late 19th century. Originally an area that attracted immigrants from Sicily and Naples, Little Italy stretched from Canal to Houston Streets; between Lafayette Street and Bowery. Although the size of this historic neighborhood has decreased, its historic impact remains strong.”

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