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The American Italian Heritage Museum &
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"The Epiphany of the Lord" January 2016

Guest Speaker  Lucia Kelman Sarano

Thursday August 20,2015, Monthly Meeting/Event was special because the Guest Speaker was Lucia Kelman Sarano. She spoke on her life & experiences in Trieste, Italy (her father was Italian but she was born in Israel. Lucia, met her husband, Rabbi Avraham Kelman in Trieste (presently Rabbi at Schenectady's Congregation Beth Israel. Lucia's relatives were born in Milan, Italy.

Cultural Center Update Feb 2015

Many thanks to Dolores Scalise and Ann Sweeney for their very successful La Befana program. The event was well-received by the children of our community. A photo of Joe Anastasio, our resident Art Curator, and his beautifully crafted presepio, (nativity) appeared in the largest Italian American newspaper in the nation, The Italian Tribune.

 Prof/Cav. Philip J. DiNovo‘s article, Our Italian Inheritance, was published in The Golden Lion, a publication of the New York State Sons of Italy.

In the past few months, the museum was visited by a large number of people, including some from Italy. At their annual World of Taste event, the International Center of the Capital District honored Prof. /Cav. Philip Di Novo for his 35 years of service to the community.
Columbus Day Celebration 2014

This years celebration took place in our new Cultural Center

The American Italian Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in Albany; celebrated Columbus Day by showing the 1949 film "Christopher Columbus", starring Fredric March.

Assemblyman Angelo Santa Barbara presented a Proclamation for Christopher Columbus Day, to Museums' Prof./Dir. Philip J. DiNovo. Columbus' history was told to guests, prior to the movie. Refreshments were served after the viewing. Gene Loparco, Museum's PR/Photographer took the photo.

August 21,2014 Grand opening of our Cultural Center

Our new Italian Cultural Center is located at the second floor of our museum. 1,800 sq. ft. of space includes a hall, library,class room,memorial room,reception & meeting space, Hall of Art, kitchenette and bathroom facilities.

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