Sfogliando le pagine di vecchi libri appaiono a volte personaggi ormai dimenticati, le cui vicende terrene sono state sepolte dall’oblio del tempo e come dice un antico proverbio: nessuno è profeta in patria, nessuno in patria ha il giusto riconoscimento, il giusto merito per quello che ha fatto! Questo detto vale molto spesso per la patria natale...

“We would not be who we are today without the grit and grind our ancestors endured,” says Sarah Campise Hallier, whose story we’re featuring on this month’s episode of our Back to Your Italian Roots series. Along with her mother and siblings, Sarah traveled to her ancestral town, tiny Poggioreale in western Sicily, for the first time last autumn....

In libreria dal 3 febbraio 2020. Sono diverse le pubblicazioni che negli anni hanno trattato la storia degli italoamericani, ma ciò che rende innovativa la Storia degli italoamericani di William J. Connell e Stanislao G. Pugliese – la cui edizione italiana è curata da Maddalena Tirabassi – è la scelta di raccontare una storia di lungo periodo. Part...

Sunday, January 26, 2020. 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST. The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, 644 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Finding the Mother Lode a film by Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien documents the experiences of Italian immigrants in California. Italians first settled en masse in California during the Gold Rush. While few m...

Once up on a time, you could get all of your prescriptions filled and all of your drug store necessities right on Main Street in South Medford. There was Yale Drug Store and Harvard Drug Store. Yale Drug, in its original location, had a Bunsen burner in the window. “People would tend to use one drug store or the other, not both,” says Nancy Chito....

Madame Luisa Tetrazzini, an opera singer so famous that a gourmet dish was named after her, claimed to be captivated by the wintertime charms of Spokane. The “world’s most famous coloratura soprano” was driven around Spokane on a sunny day and stopped to watch young people skating at Cannon Hill and Manito parks, The Spokesman-Review reported. “It...

When I think about where my family was 100 years ago, the first thing I feel is grateful. Although not much is known about their history before emigrating, I know the journey was hard and full of sacrifice. Here is that journey. In the winter of 1914, my great-grandfather emigrated to the United States. He settled in Buffalo, became a farmhand and...

In the first part of this article, we presented five curious and little known facts about the history of Italy and its people: from ancient Rome and its soldiers, to the tragic end of Pompeii, up to the times of the unification of Italy, we’ve discovered a bunch of interesting things on this country we all love.  But I had so much fun preparing the...

Monsignor Joseph N. Trivisonno nacque a Cleveland, il 4 maggio del 1894, da Luigi (1869-1941) e Giuseppina (1869-1953). I genitori erano entrambi nati a Ripalimosani in provincia di Campobasso. Luigi e Giuseppina, i genitori, decisero di Monsignor Joseph Trivisonno, il molisano che fece costruire la 1° scuola cattolica italiana in Ohio emigrare dop...

The dream of coaching women’s college basketball was never even a remote thought in 1961 for Geno Auriemma, age seven, confused, and journeying to a multiethnic, changing America from the town of Montella, located in southern Italy, in the Campania region.  Geno’s humble life, as he knew it then, originated from the poor beginnings of a backward, l...