From Italy to America
A celebration of the Italian American community at the Greenwich Historical Society
Photograph courtesy of Greenwich Historical Society
This show celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Italian American community in Greenwich. It includes historic images, objects, memorabilia and documents unearthed from the attics and family coffers of town residents, gathered through a series of events held throughout town at which the public was invited to share family stories and treasures.
The exhibition will also feature video interviews with local residents who will recount memories of the events, traditions and individuals (many whose relatives came as laborers to help build the town’s great estates) that shaped life in the early Italian American neighborhoods and that later came to influence the larger community. The video segments will be produced by TimeStories, a video biography production company founded by Emmy Award-winning creative director Peter Savigny.
Also on view, a complementary exhibition of 26 black and white photographs by Anthony Riccio drawn from his show From Italy to America, originally organized by the Bellarmine Museum of Art (Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut).
Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei will exchance official sister city documents with Mayor Stefano Leone of Rose, Calabria, Italy and Mayor Gerardo Capozza of Morra De Sanctis, Campania, Italy.
Friday, March 1, 2013
5 to 6:30 P.M.
Greenwich Town Hall
101 Field Point Road
Exhibition Opening Reception to follow at the Greenwich Historical Society. Reception begins at 6:30 P.M. with opening remarks and acknowledgements at 7:30 P.M. Gallery open throughout the evening.
Bush-Holley Historic Site
39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT