'Garage museum' finds a home

Jun 12, 2018 2215

BY: Tina Calabro

Thanks to a story published in the Observer-Reporter on April 14, the effort to find a permanent home for a personal collection of local Italian-American memorabilia has reached its objective. Clay Kilgore, executive director of the Washington County Historical Society, has signed an agreement with Joe Mancuso, 96, of Tylerdale, to acquire memorabilia collected over a lifetime.

The collection, currently displayed on the walls of the garage at Mancuso’s childhood home, tells the story of local Italian-American entertainment and sports figures, such as World Lightweight Champion Sam Angott, the most famous boxer to come out of the city of Washington.

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