Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum In the heart of Rosebank is the historic home of the inventor, Antonio Meucci and the legendary hero, Giuseppe Garibaldi. The simple country residence was built circa 1840 in the Gothic revival style.
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In 1850, Meucci and his wife Ester learned of its availability and soon after began renting it. Shortly thereafter, Garibaldi arrived in New York seeking refuge. Meucci offered him the hospitality of his home and together they worked in his candle factory. Later, in 1854, Garibaldi returned to Italy leading military forces that would provide for the unification of Italy and would win him worldwide

In 1850, Meucci and his wife Ester learned of its availability and soon after began renting it. Shortly thereafter, Garibaldi arrived in New York seeking refuge. Meucci offered him the hospitality of his home and together they worked in his candle factory. Later, in 1854, Garibaldi returned to Italy leading military forces that would provide for the unification of Italy and would win him worldwide

Operating as usual

08/17/2021
08/12/2021

Join us on Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
To Celebrate the Official Opening of our New Exhibit

“SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF VENICE
BY GMM ARTISTS”

In anticipation of the arrival of the Tower of Venice, we are presenting a
multi-media exhibit by talented GMM artists; Anita Sanseverino, Joseph Zarba, Steven Weiss and Music Educator Professor Louis Barrella. Photographs, enhanced photos and a video of the sights and sounds of Italy will be on display for
all to enjoy.
Light Refreshments/Admission Free

SPONSORED BY:
NYS GRAND LODGE FOUNDATION INC. & SONS OF ITALY FOUNDATION

Garibaldi Meucci Museum is located at 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305
For information call 718 442 1608


SPONSORED BY
NYS GRAND LODGE FOUNDATION INC. & SONS OF ITALY FOUNDATION

08/05/2021

By Carol Ann Benanti | [email protected]
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. —

After 17 months, Garibaldi-Meucci Museum reopens its doors with never-before-seen artifacts, new exhibits
Updated Aug 03, 4:53 PM; Posted Aug 03, 4:53 PM
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum features the bust of Antonio Meucci, said to be the original inventor of the telephone.Staff-Shot

After a 17-month hiatus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will reopen its doors to the public Wednesday, where visitors will be able to experience a number of never-before-viewed archived historical artifacts.

A tribute to “Women in World History” has been added to the Meucci exhibit room.

In anticipation of the arrival of the Tower of Venice, “Sights and Sounds of Venice,” a multimedia exhibit presented by talented artists, will be open for viewing until the last week of September.

Normal hours of operation remain the same: Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. with the last tour at 4:30 p.m.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE HISTORIC MUSEUM

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, formerly known as the Garibaldi Memorial, is a circa 1840 Gothic Revival cottage that was once home to inventor and candle maker Antonio Meucci, who is said to be the original inventor of the telephone.

During the 1850s, Gen. Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian revolutionary, fled his homeland and lived for a time with Meucci before returning to Italy to successfully fight for its independence.

The museum, maintained by the Order of the Sons of Italy, houses a schematic of Meucci’s teletrofono invention, as well as photographs, letters, some of Garibaldi’s medals and memorabilia relating to both Garibaldi and Meucci.

The landmarked site also hosts periodic lectures on Italian culture and history, Italian language classes and gallery displays.

The museum, whose mission is “Preserving the Past for the Future,” promotes an understanding of Italian-American heritage and presents a positive image of Italian-Americans. It conducts educational, cultural and artistic programming designed to eliminate ethnic and racial prejudice for a diverse and growing audience.

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is located at 420 Tompkins Ave. in Rosebank. For more information about events, programs or classes, visit www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.com or call 718-442-1608.

Welcome BackYou are cordially invitedto return to theGaribaldi Meucci Museumas it prepares to reopen its shuttereddoors ...
07/19/2021

Welcome Back
You are cordially invited
to return to the
Garibaldi Meucci Museum
as it prepares to reopen its shuttered
doors to the general public.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Share in a blessing
and raise a glass to its
prolonged prosperity and prominence.

Welcome Back
You are cordially invited
to return to the
Garibaldi Meucci Museum
as it prepares to reopen its shuttered
doors to the general public.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Share in a blessing
and raise a glass to its
prolonged prosperity and prominence.

Consulate General of Italy Visits Garibaldi Meucci Museum.
07/17/2021

Consulate General of Italy Visits Garibaldi Meucci Museum.

07/04/2021

“It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.”
– John Adams, Second President of the United States

07/04/2021

On this 245th year of celebrating our great nation's independence from an oppressive monarchy, we stand with pride for having forged a nation that enables its citizens, among other freedoms, to speak and worship freely.

For those of us who hold our Italian heritage and culture firmly with pride and honor, we also give homage to Giuseppe Maria Garibaldi on this special day, which marks his 214th Birthday. His loyal patriotism and courage were admirable as he fought many battles valiantly and triumphantly against oppressive forces, which ultimately resulted with the unification of Italy in 1861.

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is proud to honor his history, as well as the heroic history of his wife, Ana Maria de Jesus Riberio da Silva a.k.a. Anita Garibaldi.

Best wishes to all for a wonderful Independence Day celebration.

Fraternally,
Carl J. Ciaccio
GMM Chairperson

Sadly, the statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi in Greenwich Village's Washington Square Park was vandalized on June 17, 2021The...
06/23/2021

Sadly, the statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi in Greenwich Village's Washington Square Park was vandalized on June 17, 2021
The statue of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi in Washington Square Park was vandalized, police said Friday.

Cops say illegible graffiti was found Thursday spray-painted on three sides of the statue of Garibaldi, an Italian leader credited with helping to unify Italy in the 19th century.
The Greenwich Village park has recently been embroiled in controversy, with residents and merchants fed up with park-goers who party at all hours. (source:https://nypost.com/)

Sadly, the statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi in Greenwich Village's Washington Square Park was vandalized on June 17, 2021
The statue of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi in Washington Square Park was vandalized, police said Friday.

Cops say illegible graffiti was found Thursday spray-painted on three sides of the statue of Garibaldi, an Italian leader credited with helping to unify Italy in the 19th century.
The Greenwich Village park has recently been embroiled in controversy, with residents and merchants fed up with park-goers who party at all hours. (source:https://nypost.com/)

06/20/2021
05/12/2021
05/07/2021
04/18/2021
Remembering the lives and accomplishments of Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Meucci at their former home, In Rosebank, Staten Island.
04/18/2021

Remembering the lives and accomplishments of Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Meucci at their former home, In Rosebank, Staten Island.

High School Essay Contest Winners with NYS OSDIA President Anthony Naccorato and GMM Commissioner Carl Ciaccio. Congratu...
04/18/2021

High School Essay Contest Winners with NYS OSDIA President Anthony Naccorato and GMM Commissioner Carl Ciaccio. Congratulations!

High School Essay Contest Winners with NYS OSDIA President Anthony Naccorato and GMM Commissioner Carl Ciaccio. Congratulations!

Celebrating the birthday of Antonio Meucci and honoring high school students at the GMM.
04/18/2021

Celebrating the birthday of Antonio Meucci and honoring high school students at the GMM.

For those who cannot attend in person, please Join the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum via a Zoom meeting.Topic: Meucci's Birthd...
04/17/2021

For those who cannot attend in person, please
Join the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum via a Zoom meeting.
Topic: Meucci's Birthday Celebration & Essay Contest Ceremony
Time: Apr 17, 2021, 01:00 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95733241715?pwd=cUpiNWZhdW1IeDdJZi85clJEODlL

For those who cannot attend in person, please
Join the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum via a Zoom meeting.
Topic: Meucci's Birthday Celebration & Essay Contest Ceremony
Time: Apr 17, 2021, 01:00 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95733241715?pwd=cUpiNWZhdW1IeDdJZi85clJEODlL

04/03/2021
Italian traditions: St. Joseph's Day tables in Sicily - ItalyGuides.it
03/19/2021
Italian traditions: St. Joseph's Day tables in Sicily - ItalyGuides.it

Italian traditions: St. Joseph's Day tables in Sicily - ItalyGuides.it

Sicily has many religious festivals, many dating back to ancient times. March 19th is celebrated throughout Italy as a day of honoring and giving thanks to Saint Joseph the patron saint of workers and artisans.

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03/11/2021

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Coming soon to the Garibaldi Meucci Museum, the fabulous artwork of Maria Giardina-Alleca.
03/01/2021

Coming soon to the Garibaldi Meucci Museum, the fabulous artwork of Maria Giardina-Alleca.

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420 Tompkins Ave
Staten Island, NY
10305

Opening Hours

Wednesday 1pm - 5pm
Thursday 1pm - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday 1pm - 5pm

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(718) 442-1608

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The simple country residence was built circa 1840 in the Gothic revival style. In 1850, Meucci and his wife Ester learned of its availability and soon after began renting it. Shortly thereafter, Garibaldi arrived in New York seeking refuge. Meucci offered him the hospitality of his home and together they worked in his candle factory. Later, in 1854, Garibaldi returned to Italy leading military forces that would provide for the unification of Italy and would win him worldwide fame.When Garibaldi died in 1882, a committee formed to commemorate the hero's stay on these shores. In 1884, Meucci was on hand when a plaque was placed over the front door of the house. After Meucci's death, the house was turned over to the Italian Community to be preserved as a memorial to Garibaldi. In 1907, on the centennial of the hero's birth, the house was moved to its present location, and here a pantheon was erected over it. In 1919, the Garibaldi Society turned the house over to the Order Sons of Italy in America. The Order has restored and maintained the house ever since. With the assistance of the cultural department of the Italian Embassy, artifacts were collected from around the world. In May of 1956, the house was opened to the public and rededicated as The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Today, the museum is a National Landmark owned and operated by the Order Sons of Italy in America.

We Thank the following Foundations, Organizations and Private Sponsors who have Supported and Funded our School Programs and Events:

Francesco & Mary Giambelli Foundation Inc.


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