In the early 1850s, a cottage in Staten Island, NY, became the home of an inventor and a revolutionist. Both born on Italian soil, one lived in the house, the other was a guest. Collectively, their accomplishments ranged from creator to warrior. After working together for several years, each continued his own path to fulfill a dream. In 2002, the U...

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. the Garibaldi Meucci Museum (420 Tompkins Ave., SI, NY 10305) will be showcasing the 2nd Annual Antonio Meucci High School Essay Contest submissions in honor of Meucci’s birthday! Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here. Antonio Meucci was a prolific Italian inventor, engineer, and practical chemist who...

Throughout his lifetime Antonio Meucci was responsible for many inventions, improvements, and ideas. These innovations included smokeless candles, a tea and coffee filtering system, oil/kerosene lamps, and most notably, the telephone. In keeping with the legacy of inventor Antonio Meucci (1808-1889), the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is pleased to announ...

Please join us for a celebration Honoring the Birthday of Antonio Meucci. Saturday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m Open Air Event on the grounds of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 Winners of the High School Essay Contest will be announced, and students will receive their awards. There will also be a raising of the...

Tuesday March 17th • 7pm - Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation, 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301. The anniversary of the Unification of Italy / Anniversario dell'Unità d'Italia is a national day that falls annually on March 17. It celebrates the birth of the Italian state, which took place following the proclamation of the Kingdo...

Among the Italians who have been successful thanks to the United States there are undoubtedly the names of Antonio Meucci and Giuseppe Garibaldi. A scientist, the first; a warrior, the second. Nothing further from each other. But few people know that Meucci and Garibaldi not only knew each other, but they shared a house and some adventures together...

There's nothing like a sip of espresso to wake you up. With its distinctive, strong taste, it's a drink enjoyed by millions worldwide. But its invention at the turn of the 20th century wasn't an easy process. The drink was invented by Luigi Bezzerra, who discovered a way to speedily produce a single shot espresso in just seconds. While the principl...

The story of Antonio Meucci could well be depicted on the stage. His beginnings as a theatre technician in Florence, Italy and, later, as an engineer at the Tacón Theatre in Havana, Cuba gave no hint of the dramatic turn his life would take when he arrived in the United States. There he developed an invention that would go down in history, the tele...

Deadline for entries Friday , February 17, 2017. Final Competition: Sunday, April 2, 2017. Calling All Young Inventors. In keeping with the legacy of inventor Antonio Meucci, The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is pleased to announce the: The 2017 Antonio Meucci Young Inventors’ Competition Throughout his lifetime, Antonio Meucci was responsible for many i...

  WTI Magazine #53    2015 February, 6Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   The story of Antonio Meucci crosses the Italian genius and creativity with the extraordinary ability of the American people to recognize and highlight talent from all over the world. The life of this Tuscan inventor is that of a humble and reserved man, almost f...