In the early 1850s, a cottage in Staten Island, NY, became the home of an inventor and a revolutionist. Both born on Italian soil, one lived in the house, the other was a guest. Collectively, their accomplishments ranged from creator to warrior. After working together for several years, each continued his own path to fulfill a dream. In 2002, the U...

Garibaldi Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305. The Garibaldi Meucci Museum in Staten Island is pleased to present Poetic-Action, a site-specific installation by contemporary artists Anna Lise Jensen and Alyssa Casey. Poetic-Action is a response to the story of two women, English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), and...

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. the Garibaldi Meucci Museum (420 Tompkins Ave., SI, NY 10305) will be showcasing the 2nd Annual Antonio Meucci High School Essay Contest submissions in honor of Meucci’s birthday! Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here. Antonio Meucci was a prolific Italian inventor, engineer, and practical chemist who...

Throughout his lifetime Antonio Meucci was responsible for many inventions, improvements, and ideas. These innovations included smokeless candles, a tea and coffee filtering system, oil/kerosene lamps, and most notably, the telephone. In keeping with the legacy of inventor Antonio Meucci (1808-1889), the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is pleased to announ...

After extensive research, discovering artifacts and uncovering items stored in the basement of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, the 1849 Gothic Revival cottage that once served as the home of inventor/candle maker Antonio Meucci in Rosebank, a more complete story has been revealed about Meucci and General Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian revolutionary a...

Saturday February 19, 14:00 EST. Garibaldi Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305, USA. Dante's masterpiece The Divine Comedy had great impact on the Italian and world literature. Less known is, however, that Dante's poetry inspired and affected emotionally and artistically the most famous painters and sculptors throughout centu...

After a 17-month hiatus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will reopen its doors to the public Wednesday, where visitors will be able to experience a number of never-before-viewed archived historical artifacts. A tribute to “Women in World History” has been added to the Meucci exhibit room. In anticipation of th...

Staten Island’s Garibaldi-Meucci Museum has proposed the installation of a new 34-foot monument on the western edge of the property. Titled “Venezia New York,” the new sculpture would rise from a 20-foot by 20-foot concrete base accompanied by a new concrete walkway, a dedicated plaque, and additional benches in the museum’s front lawn. Constructed...

Please join us for a celebration Honoring the Birthday of Antonio Meucci. Saturday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m Open Air Event on the grounds of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 Winners of the High School Essay Contest will be announced, and students will receive their awards. There will also be a raising of the...

In New York City, it is easy to find oneself rambling through a forest overgrown with forgotten history. Buried in that vast wood, far from Florence and tucked away in an outer borough, is a striking, but often overlooked, intersection between two legendary Italian lives: the Garibaldi Meucci Museum. A gemstone set in the history of the Risorgiment...