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The Beauregard-Keyes Historic House & Garden, home to the Corrado Giacona Family from 1904-1925, will again honor the Patron Saint of Sicily with its annual St. Joseph’s altar March 16-18. The public is welcome to join staff and volunteers in marking this sacred Sicilian tradition, which has been celebrated in the French Quarter since Sicilian immi...

When Neil Diamond’s “America” cues up inside the Mobile Civic Center, and the Crewe of Columbus marches out Friday for their 100th anniversary tableau, Terry Ankerson will be dancing right along with them. It’s a fellowship the 75-year-old retired banker from Mobile has been involved with since 1974. His family has been linked to the mystic society...

The Italians in Monroe, Louisiana, are a small, tight-knit group of successful, family-oriented people who have established deep roots in the Delta while maintaining a connection to each other and to their home country, despite pressures to become mainstream Americans. Even though Italians were the largest immigrant population of turn of the 19th c...

Each year on January 27, the United Nations remembers the many people of Jewish origin affected by the Holocaust and this day is officially called the "International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust" (Il Giorno della Memoria). To remember the victims of the Holocaust, on Thursday, January 27, 2022 the ICCC in collabora...

St. Dominic Catholic Church was originally a mission parish of St. Anthony of Padua Church on Canal Street. As Lakeview grew, St. Dominic was established as a separate parish in 1924. According to its website, the church at that time was located at Harrison Avenue and Catina Street, in a building that also housed St. Dominic School. A new church bu...

Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Otteneheimer Theater, Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E 3rd Street, Little Rock, AR. They came looking for the promised land. They found a nightmare. And they built it into a new life. This is the story of the Italians of Sunnyside. Lured from Italy to buy parts of Sunnyside Plantation, instead they were litt...

It is with heavy hearts that the Tontitown Historical Museum (THM) Board shares the passing of our co-founder Charlotte Piazza. We truly have Charlotte and her husband, Henry Piazza, to thank for having a museum at all. Charlotte was born and spent her early years in Kansas. She and Henry visited many small-town museums as they traveled through her...

The mission of the group is to preserve, celebrate and advance the culture, language and heritage of Albuquerque’s Italian community by providing a welcoming and supportive environment for Italians and lovers of Italian culture and language to network and share, speak the language, and form friendships. Meetings will be based on several different a...

The Dickinson Little Italy Festival of Galveston County is preparing for our 3rd annual event, which will occur on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Dickinson City Hall from 9:30am-7:30 pm. Our mission is to regenerate a sense of community and stimulate vitality and nostalgia of local Texas history by preserving, honoring, and celebrating the vast Sicil...

Joe Gallucci was a teenager when his family immigrated to New York City from Italy. So later, in 1965, as the U.S. was sending combat forces to Vietnam, that draft notice came as a scary surprise. Joe's student deferment was over. So he took that induction notice to an Air Force recruiter. "I said, 'I don't want to go in the Army, I'm not a citizen...

Charles Marsala, President of the Italian American Federation of the Southeast, addressed the New Orleans City Council Government Affairs Committee on October 28, 2021. During an agenda item reviewing the Inspector General for the City of New Orleans, Marsala suggested the IG Office review how the City Council and its committees and commissions are...

An illustrated presentation on why Venice’s artistic patrimony must be saved and the preservation efforts of Save Venice, Inc. Among the sites to be toured virtually are the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta on the island of Torcello and the church of San Sebastiano. About the presenter: An expert of European art of the Renaissance and Baroque, C. D....