Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Harrison Public 2 Library, Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY, USA More info here. In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, educator Toni McKeen will discuss what motivated mass emigration, what it was like to get to the port, and to travel across the ocean. You will see examples of the health inspection cards, telegr...

Some of the greatest inventions known to man were developed to solve fundamental problems. Some of those would achieve legendary status. The ice resurfacer, in its most basic descriptive name, no matter the manufacturer, is known to most everyone as the Zamboni. Strange name, eh? Consider that the Zamboni was invented and used for a full 10 years b...

Tucked into the bustle of day-to-day life are hints of cultures that once dominated Southwestern Pennsylvania, brought by immigrants looking for work and new opportunities. Details come in the form of ethnic social halls, proud churches parishioners loyally attend on Sundays, and neighbors who have known each other for generations scattered through...

You know that sometimes in these interviews I have the pleasure of knowing leaders of Italian and Italian American communities throughout the United States. Today my personal tour of America takes me to the North Star State, Minnesota, where I meet Sandra Gengler. Born and raised in Ancona, in the Marche region, she moved to the US to attend colleg...

Il Centro Studi del Museo Regionale dell’Emigrazione “Pietro Conti” di Gualdo Tadino, pubblica periodicamente ricerche dedicate alla storia dell’emigrazione italiana all’estero nei volumi della collana “I Quaderni del Museo dell’Emigrazione”, a cura di Alberto Sorbini, direttore dell’Isuc e responsabile scientifico della stessa. È da poco uscito il...

When we think of Italian immigration to the US,  our thoughts immediately go to the sunny shores and hills of Southern Italy and we’re not making a mistake, really: of the 9 million people who arrived to America from the  Belpaese between 1880 and  1915, about 70% was from the  South.  But believing that Northerners weren’t interested in realizing...

These are difficult times for Italian Americans, but maybe they always have been. Ever since they arrived, Italians who emigrated to America have very often been treated with contempt, and have worked very hard to earn the respect that is due to them, sacrificing their lives, giving hard work and talent and beauty and excellence to the United State...

Italians were some of the first European explorers and settlers of California. While the majority of Italians settled in the urban centers of eastern California, many northern Italians came out west to the Pacific coast. One of these notable Italian immigrants was Andrea Sbarboro.  Sbarboro was a businessman by heart and by nature, founding and man...

Close to seventeen million people in the United States, approximately 6 percent of the total population, identified themselves as Italian Americans in the 2016 census. Constituting the nation’s fifth largest ancestry group, they are the descendants of one of the greatest diasporas in human history. Since 1860, twenty-nine million Italians have left...

The Sicilian regional administrative court approved an appeal lodged by the central government in Rome for Sunday's decree to be scrapped, the AGI news agency reported. Musumeci has clashed with officials in Rome over the issue, but anti-migrant opposition League party leader Matteo Salvini praised the move ahead of local elections next month. The...