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.
(55)

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 maintain 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 owed and operated by the Order Sons of Italy in America.

Operating as usual

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.

Thank you for subscribing to the Garibaldi Meucci Museum newsletter. Please enjoy "A Few Minutes at Meucci's" - https://...
03/11/2021

Thank you for subscribing to the Garibaldi Meucci Museum newsletter. Please enjoy "A Few Minutes at Meucci's" - https://mailchi.mp/cc4f42a8bcf3/thank-you-for-subscribing-to-the-garibaldi-meucci-museum-newsletter-please-enjoy-a-few-minutes-at-meuccis

Thank you for subscribing to the Garibaldi Meucci Museum newsletter. Please enjoy "A Few Minutes at Meucci's" - https://mailchi.mp/cc4f42a8bcf3/thank-you-for-subscribing-to-the-garibaldi-meucci-museum-newsletter-please-enjoy-a-few-minutes-at-meuccis

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.

Carnevale di Venezia
02/18/2021
Carnevale di Venezia

Carnevale di Venezia

Join Photographer/lecturer Anita Sanseverino for this special online presentation of "Carnevale a Venezia," at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Learn from her talk on the history and traditions of "Carnevale", the wearing of masks and how this became part of everyday life in Venice. Anita Sanseverino's....

Anita Sanseverino's mission has always been to share the diversity of Italian culture through her photographs and lectur...
02/18/2021
Carnevale di Venezia

Anita Sanseverino's mission has always been to share the diversity of Italian culture through her photographs and lectures. By going beyond the surface to learn as much as possible about the background of her subjects, she enriches her work, infusing a sense of historical context into the images she captures. Her immersion in her subject is obvious in her passion and enthusiasm as she shares all that she has discovered, as that immersion includes her personal experiences while participating in the events she is lecturing about.
https://www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.com/post/carnevale-di-venezia

Join Photographer/lecturer Anita Sanseverino for this special online presentation of "Carnevale a Venezia," at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Learn from her talk on the history and traditions of "Carnevale", the wearing of masks and how this became part of everyday life in Venice. Anita Sanseverino's....

Happy Valentine's Day from the home of the telephone inventor!
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine's Day from the home of the telephone inventor!

Happy Valentine's Day from the home of the telephone inventor!

A Few Minutes at Meucci's. When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021Tune in today for episode three of :"A Few Minutes At Meucci...
01/22/2021
Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Staten Island New York, Italian Culture Museum

A Few Minutes at Meucci's.

When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tune in today for episode three of :

"A Few Minutes At Meucci's"

https://youtu.be/9wuAYiv_NIs

The Garibaldi-Mecci Museum is proud to announce the premiere of a new video series,
A Few Minutes At Meucci's.

Each week we will bring you a short video to discuss an artifact, Italian custom, tradition, or an interesting part of the museum structure.
Please visit the YouTube link above or view it on the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum's Instagram or page.

For more information, visit us at http://www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.com

The Garibaldi Meucci Museum and Italian Cultural Center of Staten Island is a Historic House Museum and was the home of Antonio Meucci, the original inventor of the telephone, and Giuseppe Garibaldi the general who fought to unify Italy in 1861. Italian Cultural Center of Staten Island.

A Few Minutes at Meucci's~ Episode 3
01/20/2021

A Few Minutes at Meucci's~ Episode 3

A Few Minutes at Meucci's~ Episode 3

Address

420 Tompkins Ave
Staten Island, NY
10305

Opening Hours

Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 13:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(718) 442-1608

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Garibaldi-Meucci Museum posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Garibaldi-Meucci Museum:

Videos

Our Story

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.


Other Community Museums in Staten Island

Show All

Comments

February 15th: Feast of Saints Claude de la Colomiere S.J., Faustinus & Jovita, Oswiu, Quinidius, Sigfrid of Sweden, Walfrid and Blessed Michael Sopocko. Happy birthday to the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Chair Linda M. Baran and my classmate Joanne Pirrone. In 1564, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa. In 1764, the site of present-day St. Louis was established by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau. In 1798, a feud between two members of the U.S. House of Representatives (meeting in Philadelphia) boiled over as Roger Griswold of Connecticut used a cane to attack Vermont’s Matthew Lyon, who defended himself with a set of tongs. (Griswold was enraged over the House’s refusal to expel Lyon for spitting to***co juice in his face two weeks earlier; after the two men were separated, a motion to expel them both was defeated.) In 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court. In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine mysteriously blew up in Havana Harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the United States closer to war with Spain. In 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that mortally wounded Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak; gunman Giuseppe Zangara was executed more than four weeks later. In 1944, Allied bombers destroyed the monastery atop Monte Cassino in Italy. In 1961, 73 people, including an 18-member U.S. figure skating team en route to the World Championships in Czechoslovakia, were killed in the crash of a Sabena Airlines Boeing 707 in Belgium. In 1989, the Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan, after more than nine years of military intervention. In 1992, a Milwaukee jury found that Jeffrey Dahmer was sane when he killed and mutilated 15 men and boys. (The decision meant that Dahmer, who had already pleaded guilty to the murders, would receive a mandatory life sentence for each count; Dahmer was beaten to death in prison in 1994.) In 2004, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500 on the same track where his father was killed three years earlier. In 2005, defrocked priest Paul Shanley was sentenced in Boston to 12 to 15 years in prison on child r**e charges. Ten years ago: Protesters swarmed Wisconsin’s capitol after Gov. Scott Walker proposed cutbacks in benefits and abolishing bargaining rights for most public employees. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered to stand trial on charges he’d paid a 17-year-old Moroccan girl for s*x and then used his influence to cover it up. (Berlusconi was found guilty, but had his conviction overturned.) Five years ago: President Barack Obama opened a meeting in Rancho Mirage, California, of leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, calling the landmark gathering on U.S. soil a reflection of his personal commitment to an enduring partnership with the diverse group of countries. Taylor Swift’s “1989? brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for album of the year; Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars earned top record for “Uptown Funk,” while Ed Sheeran won song of the year for “Thinking Out Loud.” Vanity, a Prince protege who renounced her s*xy stage persona to become a Christian minister, died in Fremont, California; she was 57. In 2018, the last of the bodies of the 17 victims of a school shooting in Florida were removed from the building after authorities analyzed the crime scene; 13 wounded survivors were still hospitalized. In response to the Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump, in an address to the nation, promised to “tackle the difficult issue of mental health,” but avoided any mention of guns. Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the shooting, was ordered held without bond at a brief court hearing. One year ago: The U.S. government said Americans who were on board a cruise ship under quarantine in Japan because of the coronavirus would be flown back home on a chartered flight, but that they would face another two-week quarantine; about 380 Americans were aboard the Diamond Princess. China reported 143 new coronavirus deaths, but a dip in the number of new cases; the World Health Organization praised China’s efforts to contain the new disease. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Claire Bloom is 90. Author Susan Brownmiller is 86. Songwriter Brian Holland is 80. Rock musician Mick Avory (The Kinks) is 77. Jazz musician Henry Threadgill is 77. Actor-model Marisa Berenson is 74. Actor Jane Seymour is 70. Singer Melissa Manchester is 70. Actor Lynn Whitfield is 68. “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is 67. Model Janice Dickinson is 66. Actor Christopher McDonald is 66. Reggae singer Ali Campbell is 62. Actor Joseph R. Gannascoli is 62. Musician Mikey Craig (Culture Club) is 61. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green is 61. Actor-comedian Steven Michael Quezada is 58. Actor Michael Easton is 54. Latin singer Gloria Trevi is 53. Rock musician Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool) is 50. Actor Alex Borstein is 50. Actor Renee O’Connor is 50. Actor Sarah Wynter is 48. Olympic gold medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is 48. Actor-director Miranda July is 47. Rock singer Brandon Boyd (Incubus) is 45. Rock musician Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers) is 45. Rock singer/guitarist Adam Granduciel (The War on Drugs) is 42. Singer-songwriter-musician Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) is 41. Actor Ashley Lyn Cafagna is 38. Blues-rock musician Gary Clark Jr. is 37. Actor Natalie Morales is 36. Actor Amber Riley is 35. Rapper Megan Thee Stallion is 26. Actor Zach Gordon is 23.
February 14th: Feast of Saints Cyril & Methodius, Manchan and Valentine. Happy St. Valentine's Day! Happy birthday to Staten Island's Paul Scamardella and my colleagues Deje Dal and Jennifer Stephen! In 1778, the American ship Ranger carried the recently adopted Stars and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in France. In 1876, inventors Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applied separately for patents related to the telephone. (The U.S. Supreme Court eventually ruled Bell the rightful inventor.) In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union as President William Howard Taft signed a proclamation. In 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago; its first president was Maud Wood Park. In 1921, TV personality Hugh Downs was born in Akron Ohio. In 1929, the “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone’s gang were gunned down. In 1945, during World War II, British and Canadian forces reached the Rhine River in Germany. In 1967, Aretha Franklin recorded her cover of Otis Redding’s “Respect” at Atlantic Records in New York. In 1979, Adolph Dubs, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was kidnapped in Kabul by Muslim extremists and killed in a shootout between his abductors and police. In 1984, 6-year-old Stormie Jones became the world’s first heart-liver transplant recipient when the surgery was performed at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (she lived until November, 1990). In 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of “The Satanic Verses,” a novel condemned as blasphemous. Ten years ago: President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.7 trillion budget plan that would freeze or reduce some safety-net programs for the nation’s poor but turn aside Republican demands for more drastic cuts to shrink the government to where it was before he took office. Protesters took to the streets in Iran, Bahrain and Yemen, inspired by the popular uprising in Egypt that brought down President Hosni Mubarak. The TV game show “Jeopardy!” began airing the first of three episodes pitting human players Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings against an IBM computer named “Watson.” (Watson ended up winning with a cumulative total of $77,147 versus $24,000 for Jennings and $21,600 for Rutter.) In 2013, American Airlines and US Airways announced an $11 billion merger that turned American into the world’s biggest airline. Five years ago: Pope Francis condemned the drug trade’s “dealers of death” and urged Mexicans to shun the devil’s lust for money as he led a huge open-air Mass for more than 300,000 people in the poverty-stricken Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec. The first NBA All-Star Game outside the U.S. was the highest-scoring ever, with the West defeating the East 196-173 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. In 2018, a gunman identified as a former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, killing 17 people in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since the attack in Newtown, Connecticut, more than five years earlier. In 2019, William Barr was sworn in for his second stint as the nation’s attorney general; he succeeded Jeff Sessions, who’d been pushed out of office by President Donald Trump after Trump denounced Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. One year ago: A Chinese health official said more than 1,700 medical workers had been infected by the coronavirus, and six had died. Egypt confirmed its first case of the new virus, which had infected more than 64,000 people globally. After being stranded at sea for two weeks because five ports refused to allow their cruise ship to dock, passengers cheered as they left the MS Westerdam in Cambodia; the Holland America Line had said no cases of the virus had been confirmed among passengers and crew. (An 83-year-old American woman who was on the ship and flew from Cambodia to Malaysia was later found to be carrying the virus.) Today’s Birthdays: Actor Andrew Prine is 85. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 82. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 79. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 78. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 77. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is 74. TV personality Pat O’Brien is 73. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 73. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (Beausoleil) is 70. Actor Ken Wahl is 64. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 62. Actor Meg Tilly is 61. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 61. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 60. Actor Sakina Jaffey is 59. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 58. Actor Zach Galligan is 57. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 57. Former tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 54. Actor Simon Pegg is 51. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 49. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 49. Former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe is 49. Actor Danai Gurira is 43. Actor Matt Barr is 37. Actor Stephanie Leonidas is 37. Actor Jake Lacy is 35. Actor Tiffany Thornton is 35. Actor Brett Dier is 31. Actor Freddie Highmore is 29.