Italian American Books in the 'Burgh

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Thursday, July 21 | 7 p.m. | Detre Library & Archives Reading Room

As part of the Books in the 'Burgh literary series, join the Italian American Program at the History Center for an evening of riveting Italian American storytelling. The program will include talks from Paul Gentile, author of "Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise," and Isabel "Belle" Comis Degenaars, co-author of "Casada: A History of an Italian Village and Its People." The event will highlight Italian American immigration stories. Gentile and Degenaars will be joined by architect and artist Guglielmo Botter of Treviso, Italy, author of "Un'americana a Treviso," a biography about his mother, Italian American painter Lyù de Cortà Fumei.

Together, Gentile, Degenaars, and Botter will share personal stories about the Italian immigrants in their families that journeyed to the U.S. and made Western Pennsylvania their home.

A discussion will be led by former KDKA-TV reporter Mary Robb Jackson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free but does not include access to the museum's exhibitions.

For more information, please contact Caroline Fitzgerald at 412-454-6373 or [email protected].

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