Without a doubt, the Coronavirus has changed our personal and professional lives. We are in compliance with present NYS guidelines by keeping closed the museum, gift shop, and thrift shop. In addition, all of our scheduled events have been cancelled or postponed until eventually life gets back to normal. Our tenant’s businesses are closed as well....

On Sunday, October 27th from 4 pm at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center (00 S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12242), The American Italian Heritage Association, Museum and Cultural Center will be holding its Gala Awards Dinner. We will be handing out 10 awards in 10 distinctive categories to 10 prominent Italians in the Capital District. The awards...

For Mike Campanile, Wednesday’s first race brought back fond memories when a horse named Brockton George went to the post. “The first bet I ever made was in 1969 at the Brockton (Mass.) State Fair,” he said. “They had thoroughbred horse racing. My friend and I split a $2 win bet on a horse that threw his jockey when he came out of the gate, and we...

Our thirty-second Annual St. Joseph Celebration will take place on Thursday, March 15th. American Italian Heritage Museum  •  1227 Central Ave  •  Albany, NY 12205. The business meeting starts at 7:00pm, followed by a presentation with slides by Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo and a short film. You are invited to bring bread, fruit, candles and dessert...

A WWII veteran was recognized for his services at the American Italian Heritage Museum on Friday. Back in 2014, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy recognized Father Anthony Sidoti as the Albany County Honor-a-Vet for his service during WWII. On Friday, McCoy presented the flag flown in Washington, D.C. honoring Father Sidoti to the American Itali...

Background: He was born in Albany and graduated from the University at Albany and went on to earn a master's in business administration. He taught that subject for 32 years at SUNY's Morrisville College. He and his wife Mary live in Albany. He's the founder and president of the American Italian Heritage Association and Museum in Colonie and was kni...

September Monthly Meeting and Cultural Presentation. Thursday, September 21st at 7:00pm. The Cultural Presentation to follow. The presenter is Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo and the title of his talk is "Utica, -NY and the 104 Annual Cosmas & Damian Feast." Utica, NY has an interesting Italian American story and the St. Cosmas & Damian Feast is a very...

Tricia Barbagallo is a Member of the American Italian Heritage Association. She holds two Master's Degree in History from the University at Albany, and is 3/4 of the way complete with a Ph.D. in history. She has worked at the Colonial Albany Project since 1987 - rebuilding the lives of Albany citizens born before, and also studies Albany's Colonial...

In Honor Of the Italian Immigrants Who Came To The United States of America: Our 31St Annual St. Joseph Celebration. Thursday, March 16th. The business meeting will start at 7:00pm, followed by Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo's presentation with slides of "St. Joseph Traditions." We will have the traditional St. Joseph Table and this year we will serve...

OUR HISTORY ~ 1979-2014 by Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo   On Tuesday, June 12, 1979 I invited eight Italian American professors to meet with me in the Department of Law lounge at Syracuse University. I had previously read Richard Gambino's book, Blood of My Blood, finding it so powerful that I was compelled to do something to preserve ou...