American Italian Heritage Museum

American Italian Heritage Museum In Honor of the Italian Immigrants Who Came to the United States of America
The American Italian Heritage Museum is operated by the American Italian Heritage Association. Founded in 1979, we have become an international organization with members in 36 states and four nations!: Canada, Italy, China, and the French West Indies. Our goals are to record and preserve our Italian heritage and culture. The AIHA operated the Italian Cultural Center & Museum located at 668 Catherine Street, Utica, New York (Utica's "Little Italy" - east side of the city) 1985. It was closed late in 1998 so that plans for the new national museum in Albany, NY could begin. www.aiha-albany.org

The American Italian Museum and Cultural Center is located in the town of Colonie the county of Albany NY. We are 4.5 miles east of the Albany NY International Airport, 162 miles North from New York City, 173 miles West of Boston, 283 miles East of Buffalo and approximately 180 miles south of the Canadian border. For directions to the museum from your area, please visit www.americanitalianmuseum.org/directions

Mission: We are committed to record and preserve the contributions of our Italian heritage and culture to our society. The association seeks through its newsletter, cultural programs, activities, exhibits, projects, and outreach, programs to enhance, highlight, and extend the Italian heritage, history and culture to the public.

06/07/2019
Giordana Angi - Fan Club

This could be in the USA if it were not for the language. Italy has changed. We are keeping alive some of the old, especially our Italian traditions. We invite you to our many events this June, they are helping to keep our Italian heritage and culture alive in the United States.

Giordana - A mano a mano
#Amici18 #Finale

06/07/2019
Peanuts: Snoopy's Town Tale

YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE FOOD AT OUR ITALIAN MEAL ON THE LAWN, JUNE 27TH! Or the great Italian entertainment, Nick Coluccio No admission and open to the public.

The first appearance of Snoopy's alter-ego Joe Cool was 47 years ago today!

We sure love his infinite hipness

We honor them in our Military Room in our museum!
06/07/2019

We honor them in our Military Room in our museum!

Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied Invasion of Normandy. Do you think kids today understand the importance of D-Day?

Mark your calendar:  On June 12th at 11:30 am we will have a program and reception to celebrate the 40th birthday of the...
06/05/2019
AIHA & AIHM A Year of Celebration

Mark your calendar: On June 12th at 11:30 am we will have a program and reception to celebrate the 40th birthday of the American Italian Heritage Association, We will also have another celebration on Thursday, June 20th at 7:00 pm with a program followed by Birthday cake and refreshments,

American Italian Heritage Museum

Joe, was in the hospital for four days, he is back home now and needs to rest.  We send him our best wishes that he soon...
06/05/2019

Joe, was in the hospital for four days, he is back home now and needs to rest. We send him our best wishes that he soon be well.

06/04/2019
Angelo Santabarbara

What a busy day, we had a booth at this event, we were honored by both house of the New York Legislative on our three milestones. Thank you to all the members who attended! I also attend the Italian American Legislators Italian Food Festival at the Troy IACC. Many people learn about us and our mission.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara joins fellow members of the New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators to host Italian-American Day at the State Capitol!

Happy Republic Day!
06/04/2019

Happy Republic Day!

Buona domenica!

On Monday, June 3rd we will be honored with a Joint Legislative Resolution at the state Capital.  the focus of the Resol...
06/03/2019
NY Senate OKs 2-month state budget extension | WBEN 930am

On Monday, June 3rd we will be honored with a Joint Legislative Resolution at the state Capital. the focus of the Resolution will be the 40th birthday of the American Italian Heritage Association, the 10th birthday of the museum in Albany, NY and the 5th birthday of our Italian Cultural Center on the second floor of our museum. this is a great honor. The Resolution will be on display at our museum.

Found on Bing from www.wben.com

05/31/2019
Piana degli Albanesi 28 06 2015

There is such variety in Italy, almost every day you could learn something new about the country.
These are Italian Catholics who belong to the Byzantine church and under the pope. The great
majority of their ancestors came from Albania over 500 years ago. They are mostly found in Calabria
and Sicily and there are about 60,000 in Italy. You will find them also in the United States, Our Lady of
Grace Society is active and a contact in the United States.

05/31/2019
The Israel Project

Eighty percent of the Jews were saved in Italy. In our museum we have an exhibit of Italian Jews and Italian Americans of the Jewish faith. Recently an Italian American rabbi joined and we have welcomed a number of Jewish American groups to our museum.

In memory of 6 million men, women and children murdered just because they were Jewish.

Today Israel commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day. There are some that deny the holocaust even happened and it’s our duty to SHARE and make sure the memory is not forgotten.

Today, take the pledge against anti-Semitism at combatantisemitism.org/tip

05/30/2019
Happy Birthday (Classic Version)

This year we celebrate three milestones: the 40th birthday of the American Italian Heritage Association, the 10 birthday of our
museum in Albany, NY and the 6th birthday of our Italian Cultural Center on the second floor of our museum. We begin with
a program and reception to celebrate our 40th birthday on June 12th at 11:00 am and another 40th celebration on Thursday,
June 20th at 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public!

Happy Birthday - Joyeux Anniversaire - Alles Gute zum Geburtstag - Feliz Cumpleaños - Parabéns a você!

This is one of the many reasons why the mission of our museum is to honor theItalian immigrants, where did the get the c...
05/27/2019
A Grandfather’s Courage

This is one of the many reasons why the mission of our museum is to honor the
Italian immigrants, where did the get the courage?
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND COME TO OUR PROGRAM ON JUNE 12
AT 11;00 AM TO MARK THE FIRST OF TWO CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 40TH
BIRTHDAY OF THE AMERICAN ITALIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM/

I wish I had known my Dad’s father better or, for that matter, at all. My Dad and his brothers and sisters spoke of their difficult childhood. Their Mom died at the birth of her seventh child who also passed. Needing to work while requiring help with his children, my grandfather had his recently m...

Our museum will be closed on Memorial Day.  All year we honor all those who have served, especially Italian Americans wh...
05/26/2019
Freedom Isn't Free

Our museum will be closed on Memorial Day. All year we honor all those who have served, especially Italian Americans who have served in all our wars in our Military Room. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!

Freedom Isn't Free is a powerful message given by President Reagan during his first Inaugural Address on January 20, 1981. Featuring "A Soldier's Pledge".

05/24/2019

Go to friends of the american Italian heritage museum and see the photos that Donna Neary Wang took of the Lou Del Bianco performance. We had a very large crowd at the and 1 and 7 pm performances. Great performance and turnout.

On Memorial Day we honor those who died serving their country.  Every day in our museum we honor all the Italian America...
05/24/2019
Walk In The Memory

On Memorial Day we honor those who died serving their country. Every day in our museum we honor all the Italian Americans who served in our armed forces from the Revolutionary War today.
We also honor ALL those who served. Our Military Room is a great tribute and worth a visit.

Veteran Mat Best shares with us a moving Memorial Day Tribute video that reminds us all to walk in the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

05/23/2019
Vesuvio live

It soon will be June when we celebrate the 40th birthday of the American Italian Heritage Museum! Mark your calendar and celebrate this very important milestone.

Celine Dion canta un classico della canzone napoletana

Our museum be closed on Memorial Day.
05/23/2019

Our museum be closed on Memorial Day.

Our Italian heritage and culture is a treasure.  Please help us to keep it alive.  Help us to obtain new members and inv...
05/21/2019

Our Italian heritage and culture is a treasure. Please help us to keep it alive. Help us to obtain new members and invite family and friends to our unique museum.

We invite you to join our genealogy group that meets monthly.  Contact us fordetails.
05/20/2019
I Have My Grandfather’s Diaries

We invite you to join our genealogy group that meets monthly. Contact us for
details.

I have the diaries ... This is the first of a series of grandfather articles. No worries. When I finish these, there will be a Grandma article or two. Some years ago, Diane found my grandfather’s diaries tucked on a shelf under the stairs in the basement of my parents’ home. The wrinkled, dusty ...

You are invited to join a new group, our genealogy group that meets monthly.Contact us for detaisls
05/20/2019
I Have My Grandfather’s Diaries

You are invited to join a new group, our genealogy group that meets monthly.
Contact us for detaisls

I have the diaries ... This is the first of a series of grandfather articles. No worries. When I finish these, there will be a Grandma article or two. Some years ago, Diane found my grandfather’s diaries tucked on a shelf under the stairs in the basement of my parents’ home. The wrinkled, dusty ...

05/20/2019
André Rieu

Beautiful music.
Please mark your calendar, June 12th and June 20th when we will celebrate the 40th birthday of the American Italian Heritage Association. It soon will be here.

Nessun dorma! None shall sleep 😴 Especially not during André's concerts! Every night, all over the world, the Platin Tenors get a standing ovation for this song. Want to see more? It is taken from the DVD "Love in Maastricht", which is available now in stores.

Please note that this coming Thursday at 1 pm an 7 pm, Lou Del Bianco wiil give a performance of his grandfather, Luigi ...
05/19/2019
AIHA Special May Event

Please note that this coming Thursday at 1 pm an 7 pm, Lou Del Bianco wiil give a performance of his grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco the chief carver of Mount Rushmore.
Free and open to the public.

American Italian Heritage Museum

05/16/2019
DESIGN INSIDER

No wonder that olive oil is so good for you in moderation.
On Friday we welcome 20 students and two staff members from the Guilderland High School. It is so important that we reach the young, our future.

This is how traditional Italian olive oil is made.

05/16/2019
Il Principe delle rose il ritorno

MARK YOUR CALENDAR; ON JUNE 3 BOTH HOUSES OF THE NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT WILL PRESENT A PROCLAMATION IN HONOR OF THE 40TH BIRTHDAY OF THE AMERICAN ITALIAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION. ON JUNE 12TH AT 11;30 AM AND ON JUNE 20TH AT 7 PM WE WILL HAVE PROGRAMS AND A BIRTHDAY CAKE TO CELEBRATE OUR 40TH BIRTHDAY

05/16/2019
Jimmy Roselli - Torna A Surriento

We have ten rooms, a Hall of History and a gift shop in our museum. One of the rooms "Italian American Contribution to Music."
Jimmy Roselli and many others are honored for the great contribution they have made to our country. Museum Hours are:
Mon, Thur. and Fri. from 11 am to 2 pm . Sat. & Sun. from 1 to 4 pm. We are also open by chance and advance appointment.

Beautiful version of "Torna A Surriento" performed by the great Jimmy Roselli

Our friends at the Albany IACC invite you to:
05/16/2019

Our friends at the Albany IACC invite you to:

OFFICIAL 2019 FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE PAVILION FLYER

Our popular Friday Nights At The Pavilion will begin on May 17th this year! Friday Nights At The Pavilion features food, drink, music, bocce, card playing and good old-fashioned mingling. These wonderful, fun-filled nights will continue every Friday from 5pm to 8pm until September 6th.

#TheIACC #USA #America #FridayNightsAtThePavilion #GreatEats #Food #ItalianFood #Fun #iAmItalianAmerican #iLoveTheIACC #FunAtTheIACC #DateNight #Family #Friends #CommunityScene #AlbanyNY #EventsInAlbany #AlbanyNYEvents #ThingsToDoInAlbany #IACCAlbanyNY #ItalianAmerican #Summer #SummerFun

05/15/2019
Sicilianu VeRu

When family and friends come to town be sure to bring them to out museum, where we honor the Italian immigrants, tell their story and the contribution of Italian Americans.

Siciliani - Come eravamo 2

We send to all mothers, our best wishes and a very Happy Mother's Day!
05/13/2019
In Honor of Italian-American Mothers Everywhere | Italian Sons and Daughters of America

We send to all mothers, our best wishes and a very Happy Mother's Day!

(Editor’s note: We asked ISDA readers to send in pictures of their mamas and nonnas for Mother’s Day. We received scores of lovely photos, and included them in the mosaic image above. Refer below for the full gallery.) The following tribute was written by ISDA President Basil Russo. What is the ...

05/12/2019
Buon compleanno Italia

2019 we celebrate three milestones: 40th birthday of the American Italian Heritage Association, the 10 birthday of the American Italian Heritage Museum in Albany, NY and the 5th birthday of the Italian Cultural Center on the second floor of the museum. Celebrations during the year and your are invited!

🇮🇹 La canzone del #Piave, conosciuta anche come La leggenda del Piave, è una delle più celebri canzoni patriottiche italiane. Il brano fu scritto nel 1918 dal maestro #Ermete Giovanni #Gaeta (noto con lo pseudonimo di E.A. Mario).

Durante la seconda guerra mondiale, dopo l'armistizio dell'8 settembre 1943, il governo #italiano l'adottò provvisoriamente come inno nazionale, poiché si pensò fosse giusto sostituire la Marcia Reale con un canto che ricordasse la vittoria dell'#Italia nel primo conflitto mondiale. La monarchia italiana era infatti stata messa in discussione per aver consentito l'instaurarsi della dittatura fascista. La canzone del Piave ebbe la funzione di inno nazionale italiano fino al 12 ottobre 1946, quando fu sostituita da Il Canto degli Italiani di Goffredo #Mameli e Michele #Novaro. L'inno nazionale definitivo in sostituzione del provvisorio Inno di Mameli avrebbe dovuto essere proprio La Canzone del Piave, ma il Presidente del Consiglio Alcide #DeGasperi non avrebbe caldeggiato la candidatura della canzone perché offeso da Gaeta che si rifiutò di comporre l'inno ufficiale della Democrazia Cristiana ... .

05/12/2019
I Talenti Incredibili Del Web

Happy music, Helps us to get in the right mood to celebrate the 40th birthday of the American Italian Heritage Association which was founded by Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo at Syracuse Law School on June 12, 1979

Fantastica!!! 👏👏👏

05/10/2019
Too Busy to Grow Old

It is a fact that volunteering is good for your health. We need your time and
talents. Stay busy and be too busy to grow old. Contact us and volunteer!

http://InspiringThots.net Too Busy to Grow Old

We are looking forward to Lou Del Bianco performance of his grandfather's life and book signing on Thursday, May 23rd at...
05/09/2019

We are looking forward to Lou Del Bianco performance of his grandfather's life and book signing on Thursday, May 23rd at 1 pm and 7 pm. YES IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Luigi Del Bianco (May 8, 1892 - January 20, 1969) was a French-born Italian-American sculptor, and chief carver of Mount Rushmore. Bianco was born on a ship near La Havre, France, on May 8, 1892, to Vincenzo and Osvalda Del Bianco, who were returning from the United States to Italy.He showed interest in carving at a young age, and spent time in Austria and Venice studying the art. When Bianco was 18 years old, he left for America, arriving in Barre, Vermont.

When World War I broke out, Bianco returned to Italy and fought for his home country, eventually returning to Vermont in 1920. Bianco's brother-in-law introduced him to Mount Rushmore designer Gutzon Borglum, and Bianco began working at Borglum's studio.

In 1935, Borglum hired Bianco as chief stone carver on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Paid $1.50 an hour, Bianco was charged with carving the detail in the faces. He carved Lincoln's eyes, and patched a dangerous crack in Jefferson's lip.

“If being the chief carver at Mount Rushmore is not the American dream for an immigrant to these lands, what is?” said Douglas Gladstone, the author of the 2014 book, “Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco.”

#buoncompleanno #CIMAnyc #italianmodernart #mountrushmore #stonecarving

05/07/2019
Italy Food Magazine

Italian food is the most popular ethnic food in the United States. We have a number of great cookbooks for sale in our gift shop as well as many other Italian related items.
We do carry Italian candy imported from Italy as well as greeting cards in Italian.

😍 Italian Salumeria 😍
🇮🇹 Join Us & Enjoy Italy 🇮🇹
Sign up on https://italyfoodmagazine.com/newsletter.html

Some families had Sunday Supper Tradition.  In the coming months we will hold a number of Italian traditions.  The only ...
05/06/2019
Always Homemade, Always in the Family—Long Live Sunday Supper | Italian Sons and Daughters of America

Some families had Sunday Supper Tradition. In the coming months we will hold a number of Italian traditions. The only way we keep those traditions alive is if we have your support. So often I hear we don't hold that event anymore. the answer may be it was not supported.

By: Tony Traficante, ISDA Contributing Editor “The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.” -George Miller Sunday dinners were always special events for Italian-American families. Pasta was usually the norm. For Mamma, the day began before breakfast...

05/03/2019
The genius of Leonardo da Vinci

2019 is the 500th anniversary of da Vinci birth. What a man1

Artist Leonardo da Vinci produced two of the most famous paintings in history, "The Last Supper" and the "Mona Lisa." But he was also passionate about medica...

Today the first meeting of our new genealogy group met, the next meeting is Wednesday,  June 12th at 11:00 am.  Contact ...
05/02/2019
Top 7 regions in Southern Italy where Italian-Americans descend from

Today the first meeting of our new genealogy group met, the next meeting is Wednesday, June 12th at 11:00 am. Contact us for details. We also have a great deal of information about Italian immigration to the United States in our museum and our library.

The majority of today’s Italian-American community is descended from those who decided to remain in America. The chart shows where in Italy they came from.

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1227 Central Ave
Albany, NY
12205

General information

Museum Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 11am to 2pm Saturday & Sunday Noon- 4:00pm Bus Tours Welcomed Please Call to Arrange Day and Time | We are closed on all National Holidays January 1st to March 31st the museum will only be open on Sat. & Sun. from 12 noon to 4 pm and by appointment. If you are coming from a distance always call ahead, 518-435-1979 to see if the museum is closed due to the weather! Admission Pricing: Adults $5 Seniors (over 65) $4 Students $3 Children (12 years & under) Free AIH Association & AIH Museum Members Free

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 08:00 - 09:00

Telephone

(518) 435-1979

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