Museum hosts special exhibit to celebrate Italian Heritage Month

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BY: Ben Mitchell

In 1989, President George H.W. Bush officially declared the month of October Italian Heritage Month to celebrate the achievements and contributions people of Italian descent have made to the United States. People of Italian descent have been finding many ways to celebrate their heritage, from cooking authentic dishes and hosting gatherings to participating in festivals and parades.

Professor Philip DiNovo, the Founder and President of the American Italian Heritage Association, says remembering one’s heritage is vital. “Heritage is an important part of your life. You can’t discard that just because you live here.”

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