UNL History Harvest explores Italian-American culture

Oct 27, 2018 452

BY: Christa Rahl

University of Nebraska-Lincoln history professors will continue their History Harvest project by collecting stories from Italian-Americans about their culture and experience during a “harvest” at Omaha’s Santa Lucia Hall on Sunday, Oct. 28. The project, which is part of the class titled “History 396: Special Problems: The History Harvest,” allows students to dive into the history and culture of Italian-Americans.

Paige McCoy, a senior history and classics and religious studies double major said the project will involve going into the community at the Santa Lucia Festival, where they have invited community members from Little Italy to “bring in their artifacts, documents and stories.” “Our goal is to collect as many of their stories as we can, and piece together that history in a digital archive format,” Simone Droge, junior English and history double major, said in an email.

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SOURCE: http://www.dailynebraskan.com

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