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 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

A Few Minutes at Meucci's. When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021Tune in today for episode three of :"A Few Minutes At Meucci...
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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

Dear Friends,Unfortunately, we will not be able to celebrate Befana this year as we have done for many years at the GMM....
01/03/2021
The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie DePaola: Read Aloud

Dear Friends,
Unfortunately, we will not be able to celebrate Befana this year as we have done for many years at the GMM. Perhaps listening to this read-aloud will delight the youngsters in your life and remind them of the wonderful Legend of Befana. Enjoy.

In Italian folklore, La Befana is a witch who brings good children treats on the morning of the Epiphany, January 6. But if you were bad, look out – you may wake up to a lump of coal.

This is a delightful reading of the favorite Italian Christmas story about an eccentric old woman and her never-ending search for the Baby King. This story w...

12/23/2020
Free Resources for Teachers.Made available by an Education Grant by the Richmond County Savings Foundation and the Garib...
12/16/2020
Free Teacher Resources | Garibaldi Meucci Mus

Free Resources for Teachers.
Made available by an Education Grant by the
Richmond County Savings Foundation and the Garibaldi Meucci Museum.

The GMM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has been owned by the Sons of Italy Foundation® and administered by the Grand Lodge of New York, OSDIA® since 1919. 

The Giuseppe Garibaldi is an aircraft carrier, (on the left)  the first through deck aviation ship ever built for the It...
12/03/2020

The Giuseppe Garibaldi is an aircraft carrier, (on the left) the first through deck aviation ship ever built for the Italian Navy, and the first Italian ship built to operate fixed-wing aircraft. She is equipped with short take-off and vertical landing aircraft (STOVL) aircraft and helicopters. The ship is able to carry up to 18 fixed and rotary wings including AV-8B Harrier II fighter/bombers, Augusta SH-3D Sea King, or AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters.

https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2020/december/9355-british-navy-hms-albion-and-rfa-lyme-bay-ships-train-with-italian-navy-its-giuseppe-garibaldi-aircraft-carrier.html

12/01/2020

Be a Part of Giving Tuesday.
Your Gift TODAY Makes a Difference!

GIVING TUESDAY.A donation of $100 will purchase a brick on the Garibaldi Meucci Museum Recognition Walkway,As one of "Th...
12/01/2020
Buy a Brick | Garibaldi Meucci Museum

GIVING TUESDAY.

A donation of $100 will purchase a brick on the Garibaldi Meucci Museum Recognition Walkway,

As one of "The New Thousand," you can leave a lasting impression and purchase a brick in the Garibaldi Meucci Museum Recognition Walkway, an inspiring sidewalk on the beautifully landscaped lawn in front of the historic Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.

https://www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.com/buy-a-brick

As one of "The New Thousand," you can leave a lasting impression and purchase a brick in the Garibaldi Meucci Museum Recognition Walkway, an inspiring sidewalk on the beautifully landscaped lawn in front of the historic Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. The walkway will be paved with the commemorative brick...

Giving Tuesday!
12/01/2020
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Giving Tuesday!

Since 1884, when Antonio Meucci first erected a marble plaque over the front door of the "Garibaldi Homestead" in tribute to his friend and hero, Giuseppe Garibaldi the Garibaldi Meucci Museum has continued to preserve the legacy of Italian-American history and culture. Today, the museum maintains a...

12/01/2020
The Sons & Daughters of Italy, Fr. Capodanno Lodge #212 Invite you to :Safely meet with Santa through this special holid...
11/28/2020

The Sons & Daughters of Italy, Fr. Capodanno Lodge #212
Invite you to :
Safely meet with Santa through this special holiday event!

Santa will read to the children, listen to their requests and answer their questions.
Don't miss this opportunity to ZOOM with Santa!

Reserve a spot for the children in your life today!
E-mail [email protected] and let Santa know which day you would like to attend:
Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11am
or
Sun. Dec. 6 at 4 pm
Santa will send you a link to join the Zoom!

The Sons & Daughters of Italy,
Fr. Capodanno Lodge #212
Invite you to :
Safely meet with Santa through this special holiday event!

Santa will read to the children, listen to their requests, and answer their questions.
Don't miss this opportunity to ZOOM with Santa!

Reserve a spot for the children in your life today!
E-mail [email protected] and let Santa know which day you would like to attend:
Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11am
or
Sun. Dec. 6 at 4 pm
Santa will send you a link to join the Zoom!

11/24/2020
Thank you to everyone that participated in our 32nd Annual Virtual Fundraiser. Congratulations to our honorees: Robert G...
11/14/2020
Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Staten Island New York, Italian Culture Museum

Thank you to everyone that participated in our 32nd Annual Virtual Fundraiser. Congratulations to our honorees: Robert Graham, Giada Valenti, and, Thomas DiNapoli Please view our virtual journal below.

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.

11/02/2020
Topic:  Garibaldi Meucci Museum of Staten Island of New YorkModerator: New York State OSDIA President Anthony Naccarato ...
10/28/2020
NY OSDIA Foundation Live FB Show September 30, 2020

Topic: Garibaldi Meucci Museum of Staten Island of New York
Moderator: New York State OSDIA President Anthony Naccarato
Special Guests: Carl J. Ciaccio, Chairman, Garibaldi Meucci Museum Commission. Joseph Sciame, CEO & Chair Emeritus

Topic: Garibaldi Meucci Museum of Staten Island of New York Moderator: New York State OSDIA President Anthony Naccarato Special Guests: Carl J. Ciaccio, Chai...

https://www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.com/32nd-annual-fundraising-luncheon.Visit our website today to purchase tickets for o...
10/14/2020

https://www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.com/32nd-annual-fundraising-luncheon.

Visit our website today to purchase tickets for our annual fundraiser!

Dear OSDIA Fraternal Brothers and Sisters,

We, at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (GMM), respectfully ask for your most attentive consideration to purchase a journal ad and ticket to attend our annual fundraiser luncheon, which is being brought to you via a virtual gala event for the first time in thirty-two years. Due to the evolving global health crisis, the GMM continues to sustain a significant financial loss and is in need of your generous financial support, more than ever, to maintain its solvency. For your convenience, please be aware that should you have a scheduling conflict that would preclude your attendance during the time the gala event is scheduled for viewing, you can request a copy of the video after it has been broadcast. Please forward journal ads and reservations by November 2 to the Museum or email Fran Cicero at [email protected].

Thank you for your ongoing support of OSDIA's national treasure. A symbol of the best aspects of Italian-American heritage and culture.

Fraternally,
Carl J. Ciaccio
Chairperson
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

10/14/2020

[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Res. 269 Engrossed in House (EH)]

In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

June 11, 2002.
Whereas Antonio Meucci, the great Italian inventor, had a career that was both extraordinary and tragic;
Whereas, upon immigrating to New York, Meucci continued to work with ceaseless vigor on a project he had begun in Havana, Cuba, an invention he later called the ``teletrofono'', involving electronic communications; Whereas Meucci set up a rudimentary communications link in his Staten Island
home that connected the basement with the first floor, and later, when his wife began to suffer from crippling arthritis, he created a permanent link between his lab and his wife's second-floor bedroom Whereas, having exhausted most of his life's savings in pursuing his work, Meucci was unable to commercialize his invention, though he demonstrated
his invention in 1860 and had a description of it published in New York's Italian language newspaper;
Whereas Meucci never learned English well enough to navigate the complex
American business community;
Whereas Meucci was unable to raise sufficient funds to pay his way through the patent application process, and thus had to settle for a caveat, a one year renewable notice of an impending patent, which was first filed on December 28, 1871;
Whereas Meucci later learned that the Western Union affiliate laboratory
reportedly lost his working models, and Meucci, who at this point was living on public assistance, was unable to renew the caveat after 1874;
Whereas in March 1876, Alexander Graham Bell, who conducted experiments in the same laboratory where Meucci's materials had been stored, was granted a patent and was thereafter credited with inventing the telephone;
Whereas on January 13, 1887, the Government of the United States moved to annul the patent issued to Bell on the grounds of fraud and misrepresentation,
a case that the Supreme Court found viable and remanded for trial;
Whereas Meucci died in October 1889, the Bell patent expired in January 1893, and the case was discontinued as moot without ever reaching the
the underlying issue of the true inventor of the telephone entitled to the
patent; and
Whereas if Meucci had been able to pay the $10 fee to maintain the caveat after
1874, no patent could have been issued to Bell: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the life and achievements of Antonio Meucci should be recognized, and his work in the invention of the telephone should be acknowledged.
Attest:

Clerk.

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10/12/2020

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View this tribute to Columbus by Itay and America, including a message from the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.

Two Flags, One Heart, A great hero. A bridge over the Atlantic that joins Italy and the United States to celebrate who crossed it first. We look forward to seeing you Monday, October 12, 2020, at 3 pm East Coast time, 2 pm Central time, 1 pm Mountain time and 12 am (noon) pacific coast time, and at 9 pm if you are in Italy.

Umberto Mucci

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeTheItalians

On YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/WetheItalians

10/12/2020

#Antonio Meucci - #Patents
1859 - US Patent No. 22,739 - #candle mold
1860 - US Patent No. 30,180 - candle mold
1862 - US Patent No. 36,192 - lamp burner
1862 - US Patent No. 36,419 - improvement in treating #kerosene
1863 - US Patent No. 38,714 - improvement in preparing hydrocarbon liquid
1864 - US Patent No. 44,735 - improved process for removing mineral, gummy, and #resinous substances from vegetables
1865 - US Patent No. 46,607 - improved method of making #wicks
1865 - US Patent No. 47,068 - improved process for removing mineral, gummy, and resinous substances from vegetables
1866 - US Patent No. 53,165 - improved process for making paper-##pulp from wood
1872 - US Patent No. 122,478 - improved method of manufacturing effervescent drinks from fruits
1873 - US Patent No. 142,071 - improvement in sauces for food
1875 - US Patent No. 168,273 - method of testing milk
1876 - US Patent No. 183,062 - hygrometer
1883 - US Patent No. 279,492 - plastic paste

10/11/2020

#italianamericanheritagemonth

10/10/2020
Courage and Conviction: The True Story of Christopher Columbus

Courage and Conviction: The True Story of Christopher Columbus is a thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America. This film provides insight into Christopher Columbus' remarkable genius as a sea navigator as well as his deep desire to bring all nations to Christ. Through expert interviews and archival footage, we look at the origins of Columbus Day and the symbolic role that Columbus has for Catholic immigrants, especially Italian Americans. Finally, the film addresses the current indictments against Christopher Columbus with boldness and exposes the motive behind the attacks of revisionist historians. This film shows why Christopher Columbus remains not only a man worthy of admiration, but a noble icon of what it means to be a Catholic and an American.

The documentary will air Columbus Day weekend on EWTN with two separate showings:

Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 p.m.

Monday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.


https://vimeo.com/465582411/b90925e958

They were here first. And what they did matters.

#October #Italian #HeritageMonth

#italianamericanheritagemonth
#anthonynacarrato #nysgrandlodge. #osdia

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"In March 1876, Alexander Graham Bell, who conducted experiments in the same laboratory where Meucci's materials had bee...
10/10/2020
Did Antonio Meucci Invent the Telephone Before Alexander Graham Bell?

"In March 1876, Alexander Graham Bell, who conducted experiments in the same laboratory where Meucci's materials had been stored, was granted a patent and was thereafter credited with inventing the telephone. On January 13, 1887, the Government of the United States moved to annul the patent issued to Bell on the grounds of fraud and misrepresentation, a case that the Supreme Court found viable and remanded for trial. Meucci died in October 1889, the Bell patent expired in January 1893, and the case was discontinued as moot without ever reaching the underlying issue of the true inventor of the telephone entitled to the patent. Finally, if Meucci had been able to pay the $10 fee to maintain the caveat after 1874, no patent could have been issued to Bell." Bellis, Mary. "Antonio Meucci." ThoughtCo, Jan. 29, 2020, thoughtco.com/antonio-meucci-4071768.

Did Antonio Meucci invent the telephone before Alexander Graham Bell? See how his lack of funds resulted in not filing a patent in time to be first.

They were here first. And what they did matters.#October #Italian #HeritageMonth#italianamericanheritagemonth#anthonynac...
10/10/2020
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They were here first. And what they did matters.

#October #Italian #HeritageMonth

#italianamericanheritagemonth
#anthonynacarrato #nysgrandlodge. #osdia

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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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SPECIAL October DISCOUNT in honor of ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH. From now until October 31st my publisher has reduced the price of my new book "Italian Culture in America" from $139 to $50. Orders can be placed at Pssc.com Questions posted to: Academicapress.editorial.com
SPECIAL October DISCOUNT in honor of ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH. From now until October 31st my publisher has reduced the price of my new book "Italian Culture in America" from $139 to $50. Orders can be placed at Pssc.com Questions posted to: Academicapress.editorial.com
Join NYC Parks & City Parks Foundation for three FREE stick puppet workshops with our PuppetMobile at DeMatti Park Playground! Date/Time: Today, Wednesday, August 12th. Each program is 40 minutes belong, and will begin at the following times 10:00am, 11:00am, and 12:00pm. Location: DeMatti Park Playground, Tompkins Avenue between Shaughessy Lane and Chestnut Avenue, Rosebank, Staten Island, New York For more information, please contact: [email protected]
Baptism record of Antonio Meucci. 14 April 1808
I visited on September 21, 2019. An undergraduate from St. John's University, with exceptional communication skills and a vast store of knowledge, warmly escorted me through the museum. A wonderful experience which I highly recommend.
Hi, please enjoy my interview on We the Italians with Marianna Randazzo, member of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum's board
With all the talk about the MTA lately, I thought it would be interesting to compare what public transit looks like in Italy compared to the US. Here are maps comparing Rome's transport tried to ours. For anyone who's been to Rome, how easy was it get around? Did you use the public transport? #garibaldimeuccimuseum #statenisland #italy #MTA #travel #vacation #visitstatenisland #maps #streetgrid
In unity there is strength! When you come to Albany to visit the American Italian Heritage Museum. When people from the this area visit your area we will encourage them o visit the Garibaldi-Meuccci Museum an important Italian American historical museum. Pro./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo PS - Keep up the important work you are doing!
Who are the Sons & Daughters of Italy? Frank Russell Capra was an Italian American film director, producer, and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. May 18, 1897, Bisacquino, Italy- September 3, 1991, La Quinta, CA (Wikipedia) Italians and those of Italian descent have had an enormous impact upon world history and culture, in politics, religions, science, medicine and the arts. This rich legacy is chronicled in the Sons and Daughters of Italy exhibit, which exhibits these sons and daughters by weighing the enduring nature of their contributions. Throughout the year hundreds of portraits and stories, as well as regional traditional dresses will be exhibited! The museum is open to visitors and tours on the following days: Wednesday through Friday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 1:00-5:00 p.m. Guided Tours are available: $10 per person, members, and children under ten are free. Call ahead for groups of 10 or more. 718-442-1608 #Italians #Greatitalians #Castello #Randazzo #OSDIA #OSIA #FrankCapra
In honor of the Oscars, and Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta's (a.k.a. Lady Gaga) first award, we're going to recognize another Italian giant in the film industry. Dante Ferretti, has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards in more than half a century in movie production design and won three, two of which were for films directed by Martin Scorsese. He was born on this day in 1943 in the city of Macerata, in the Marche region of central Italy ( which is still on display for another month as part of our "Regions of Italy" exhibit!).
CORRECTION for those who haven't received the message, the Regions of Italy Lecture will be TODAY, not Sunday, at 2pm.
May I ask why the columns that surrounded the building were removed and when?