Dec 30, 2010

Italy’s 150th Anniversary of Unification

To be Celebrated at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

In 2011 Italy will commemorate the 150th anniversary of its unification, which was brought about in large part by the efforts of General Giuseppe Garibaldi. To kick off the year of celebrations, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will present “Italy 150” for its January Terza Domenica Heritage Seriesevent. Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Holiday weekend, this Terza Domenica event will take place on the second Sunday of the month, January 9 at 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Admission of $10 for non-members and $5 for members. A free opening reception will follow.

Professor Louis Leonini
 will lead a journey through Italian history, explaining how Italy was finally united after centuries of division, war, occupation and strife. He will tell dramatic, thrilling tales of political intrigue, high-level diplomacy, outstanding heroism and the spiritual regeneration of the Italian people.

Immediately following Professor Leonini’s presentation the museum will open an exhibition, “Giuseppe Garibaldi, Larger than Life,” in the art gallery. The exhibit will explore the scope of Garibaldi’s fame and influence in the world. Those attending Professor Leonini’s presentation are invited to stay, and the doors will be open to the public at 3:30 p.m. for those who only want to view the exhibition and attend the free opening reception.

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