The AIHA operated the Italian Cultural Center & Museum
located at 668
Catherine Street, Utica, New York (Utica's "Little Italy" - east side of the city) in 1985
. It was closed late in 1998 so that plans for
the new national museum in Albany, NY could begin.
The AIHA publishes a very interesting and informative 20 page
bi-monthly Newsletter in English. It contains information about
Italian Americans, Italy, history, customs, traditions, recipes,
events and other information of interest to Italian-Americans.
Membership is open to everyone and Dues are as follows:
Capital District Membership * $25
Outside of Capital District $22
Friend of The Museum
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The new American Italian Museum And
Cultural Center of Albany NY would not be possible without the
support of the American Italian Heritage Association members.
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are a 501 (C) organization and all donations are tax deductible
the extent provided by the law.
Below is a sample of just one of
our Cultural Events that continues to show we are committed to
record and preserve the contributions of our Italian heritage
and culture to our society. The association seeks through its
newsletter, cultural programs, activities, projects, outreach,
etc. to enhance, highlight, and extend the Italian heritage,
history and culture to the public. We strive to educate and
preserve our Italian heritage and cultural traditions.
21,2006 Our September Meeting and Program was held at the
Italian American Community Center (IACC) . Our Presenter was the
Hon. John J. McEneny, 104th District Assemblyman. He
holds a B.A. in history from Siena College and certificates in
Community Development and Public Administration from New Mexico
State University School of Agriculture and the Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard. A former Albany County historian, Jack
McEneny is a well-known teacher and speaker on local history,
ethnicity, and related fields.
McEneny entered state
service in 1984. His presentation was on the topic of "The
Irish-Italian Connection in the Capital District.' Jack
is a friend and Honorary member of our Association. He and
Assemblyman Robert Reilly obtained a $50,000 grant for our