Did you know October is Italian Heritage Month?
For the rest of the month, the Patchogue-Medford Library will be exhibiting Italian Heritage items courtesy of the members from the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. The exhibition, Made in Italy, is on view is the Lower Lobby Gallery display case.
About the Exhibit
Come and see cultural heritage items straight from Italy! The exhibit features handmade statuettes, dolls, pouring vessels and more.
Of note, on the bottom shelf, are four, hand-painted pouring vessels. The small jug on the far right of the picture is painted in the guise of a roster. On the body of the water jug are painted leaves and lemons.
Other highlights from the display case, on the top shelf, is this hand-crafted gondola and doll. The gondola inspires notions of a midnight voyage along the Venetian canals. The doll in the background is dressed in the colors of the Italian flag – green, white and red. Both items, along with the rest found in the display case, reflect the rich cultural heritage of Italy.
About the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
The Sons and Daughters of Italy in America is a nationwide organization that preserves the heritage and culture of their Italian roots. They own and maintain the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum on Staten Island.
The Sgt. Basilone Lodge #2442 is the local chapter of the organization serving the Patchogue, Medford and surrounding areas. The Lodge meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM at the Acampora Recreation Center, 39 Montauk Hwy., Blue Point, NY. The Lodge is named after United States Corp. Gunnery St. John Basilone, who is the only recipient of the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross and Purple Heart. For more information on the organization, contact email@example.com.
About Italian Heritage Month
Every October, Americans celebrate National Italian Heritage Month. Coinciding with Columbus Day, this is a time for recognizing the achievements, contributions and successes of Italian Americans as well as Italians living in America. Click here for more fun facts.
Made In Italy celebrates Italian Heritage Month and is on view in the Lower Lobby Display Case now through October 31.