Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA. Join the Italian American Program for a book release celebrating photographer Michael Rosella. A lifelong photographic artist, Rosella turned his lens to his hometown for his new book, “Pittsburgh Streets 1950s.” This remarkable collection of photo...

My grandmom or “mom mom,” Frances Cordua’s family was from the fishing village of Carini near Palermo, Sicily. Her family settled in South Philadelphia at 12th and Catharine streets. Although they spoke Italian, they wanted us to assimilate, so they didn’t pass the language on. But the work ethic – that, they did! The idea of coming here to America...

We resume our trip to the United States: today we are in San Diego, in the southern part of California. One of the most important Italian American personalities in the city is Tom Cesarini. Tom perfectly embodies the Italian American spirit proud of Italian roots, and the commitment to celebrating these roots and our country. We thank him for joini...

After dealing with the death of her mother, losing her job of 10 years and finalizing her divorce, Barbara Barto was at a crossroads in her life. The 62-year-old, from Fort Worth, Texas, who had been working as an office manager, struggled to find another role and felt as though she had passed her “expiration date.” Barto decided that now was proba...

Many folks in Northwest Arkansas know that Tontitown was founded by Italian immigrants who had first come to the United States lured by promises of land and opportunity at Sunnyside Plantation in Southeast Arkansas. Conditions at Sunnyside, though, fell far short of the promises, prompting several dozen families to migrate again to an area west of...

The clay sculpture for the new Wooster Square monument that eventually will replace the Christopher Columbus status that once stood in Wooster Square Park is nearly finished and ready to go to a Massachusetts foundry to be cast in bronze. Meanwhile, fundraising has reached $320,000 toward a $400,000 goal, said Bill Iovanne Jr., co-chair of the Woos...

It was October 2016 when Mike McCoy was appointed executive director of the Kern County Museum. "I got here and I heard from the community that the Chinese built Kern County. So we did the Joss House and a couple other things," McCoy recalled. "But people were still unhappy because they said the Okies and the Dust Bowlers built Kern County. So we d...

The rising cost of living in America has been hitting households hard in recent years, with many struggling to make ends meet. One US family has become so frustrated by the situation that they’ve decided to pack up their lives and move to a town in the deep south of Italy. Chris and Jennifer Tidroski from Prescott, Arizona have joined the growing n...

An event including presentations and a roundtable discussion on the topic of Italians in Wyoming will be held at Western Wyoming Community College on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 pm. A light reception provided by the Tyrolean Trentini of Wyoming Club will follow the presentation in the WWCC Atrium.  Rock Springs filmmaker, Mark Pedri, and scholars,...

Sunday, October 8 · 2 - 3:30pm EDT. William Trent House Visitor Center - Across from Hughes Justice Complex - 15 Market Street Trenton, NJ 08611. It is estimated that 10,000 Italians immigrated to the United States between 1793 and 1850 including the first to establish residence in Trenton. One immigrant to Trenton, Giovanni Battiste Sartori (known...