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Italian Heritage Day at Heinz History Center
​September 5, 2014 by The Ciao Pittsburgh Team 

Tu e la tua famiglia are cordially invited to commemorate your italianità at the History Center on Sunday, Oct. 5, with a full day of interactive activities designed with K-12 students in mind. In honor of Italian Heritage Month, local community groups and museum staff will facilitate educational activities on every floor of the museum.

Activities are conceived in a manner that will allow all members of the family to work together to learn about Italian American history and culture. Intergenerational participation is encouraged, so bring tua madre, tuo padre, tua nonna, tuo nonno, tua zia, tuo zio, e tutti i tuoi fratelli, sorelle e cugini.

Children 17 & under get into the museum for free on Italian Heritage Day!

Activities include:

Learn how to play bocce with Major League Bocce

Prepare and taste traditional Italian American foods withSlow Food Pittsburgh

​Learn basic Italian vocabulary with La Scuola d’Italia Galileo Galilei

Explore your family tree with the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives

​Record your family history with Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh

Experience Old World Farming with the Italian Garden Project

Enjoy the sounds of roaming musician Edwardo the Accordionist

​Besides fun family activities, Italian Heritage Day will also feature an Italian American bazaar in the Mueller Center with vendors, live entertainment, and information tables about local Italian heritage groups, including Roots in the Boot, University of Pittsburgh’s Italian Nationality Room, Lucchesi Nel Mondo, Mondo Italiano, Societa Dante Alighieri, Ciao Pittsburgh, and more!

Learn how you can celebrate your Italian heritage all year round.Italian Heritage Day is made possible through a generous donation from Mascaro Construction.

​For questions regarding Italian Heritage Day or the Italian American Program, please contact Melissa Marinaro at 412-454 -6426 or


​Children 17 & under get into the museum for free on Italian Heritage Day.
​Adults 18 & over: regular museum admission rates apply.