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...

Surprisingly enough, Italy has contributed more to the world than just Assassin's Creed and bunga-bunga parties. Sure, there were Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Fellini who have frequently been buffeted in a sandstorm of reverence for the feats they've accomplished. But by citing merely handful of names – mainly out of ignorance – we commit an injustic...

"Whereas if Meucci had been able to pay the $ 10 fee to maintain the caveat after 1874 no patent could have been issued to Bell": così il Congresso degli Stati Uniti riconosceva nel 2002 la paternità dell'invenzione del telefono – erroneamente attribuita per oltre un secolo all'americano Alexander Bell – ad un italiano, nato il 13 aprile del 1808 e...

For year 2013 to every $ raised in bricks we will receive an extra $ as a matching grant! Your contribution this year will be double the value, every $ brick purchased in 2013 will bring to the museum 2x$. For over 50 years the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum has fulfilled its mission to preserve the legacies of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Antonio Meucci, and...

Saturday, November 22, 2014"I have struggled with my most ambitious art project in my life. I have come to the final touches on my portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Antonio Meucci. I believe that this painting may be a turning point in my life. It is ready after many months of toil.Your presence is requested at the unveiling of the ONLY known...

On Monday, April 13 at 12 noon the staff of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum and the faculty and student-interns of Staten Island Technical High School will jointly lay a wreath at the Antonio Meucci Monument (420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island) in memorium of Mr. Meucci's 108th Birthday. The event also marks the beginning of a partnership between the S...