ItalianITALIAN AMERICANS SEARCH THEIR FAMILY HISTORY- SUNDAY OCTOBER 14 FROM 2-4 p.m.
The Italian Gallery of the Ethnic Heritage Museum is hosting Steve Salvato on October 14, 2018. Steve is the leading Italian American Genealogist in the area, with 150,000 names in his data base.
Steve will be available to help Italian Americans search their family genealogy information to complete their immigration histories.
Families will also have an opportunity to submit their stories to GRIAA'S IMMIGRATION HISTORIES OF ROCKFORD ITALIAN FAMILIES, VOL.2. Worksheets will be available. SAVE THE DATE OCTOBER 14, 2-4 p.m. NO CHARGE.
ENTER ETHNIC HERITAGE MUSEUM WELCOME CENTER 1129 SO. MAIN ST., ROCKFORD, IL 61101
Val Mioni Italian Gallery Woman of the Year 2018 Enjoys Her Birthday too!Sunday, July 29, 2018 A Special Occasion for Val Mioni's Years of Service on the Italian Gallery of the Ethnic Heritage Museum Board! Her family and board member friends helped her celebrate. Val volunteered her talent and time for close to twenty years at the museum. She helped put the Treasure Chest Program together. These cultural chests are presented to students at various After School Sites. Val can also be thanked for serving on the Membership Committee for several years. She organized many special Italian Gallery Programs as well.
"Carnevale" Exhibit continues .in the Italian Gallery of Ethnic Heritage Museum.
The history of "Carnevale" or (Carnevale de Venezia) was first celebrated in Venice 1094 and officially sanctioned in that city since 1296. Carnevale is the last celebration before lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The Celebratiion of Carnevale is the Italian version of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
The Italian Gallery displays costumes worn at Carnevale, beads, and masks. The festival is world famous for its elaborate masks. The Italian Galery displays are amazing and docents will share this fine history with visitors.