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The American Italian Heritage Museum &
The American Italian Heritage Association

1227 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12205
518.435.1979 |

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Note: Meetings will take place at the Museum, 1227 Central Ave. +

Exhibit – Special Exhibit Room

“Reflections by Lucia Sirco”, during August and September


Calendar of Events

Friday, October 27th at 6:30pm
Pizza & Movie Night: . The movie is “Letters to Juliet” (English). The comedy, drama, romance movie is about a young American who travels to Verona, Italy and inspires a woman to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love. Cost is $5 for pizza and refreshments. Please make your reservations by October 25th.

Sunday October 29th 11:30-5:00pm
We will represent Italy at the 45th Annual Festival of Nations, being held on October 29,  at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. We will be selling Italian food, have a gift and promotion booth and provide Italian entertainment. Please buy your admission and raffle tickets from us. Adults are $5.00 and children are $2.00. The Chair is Nancy Macy.


Italian Genealogy – Next Steps 11/30/2017 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
As follow-up to last month’s presentation, “Jumpstart Your Italian Genealogy,” retired educator John Capano will provide a more in-depth exploration of research resources such as Ancestry.com to assist you in finding “lost” ancestors and new, living relatives you never knew existed.  Bring your own laptop or tablet device.  A donation of $5 is requested as are reservations by 11/28.


Italian Christmas Market 12/1 and 2/2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  12/3/2017, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Share and celebrate in the old Italian tradition of the “Christmas Market.”  Marvel at the exquisite, room-sized annual Italian Nativity featuring live mosses and life-like figurines.  The Museum’s exhibit rooms are transformed into mini-market places filled with something for almost everyone on your Christmas shopping list -- including yourself!  Some of the unique Italian merchandise offered includes: Italian language greeting cards, “Made-in-Italy” items, wooden Ceppo, Befana figures, themed ornaments, plaques, novelties, delicious homemade Italian baked goods, etc. as well as hand-crafted items by talented vendors.  Our Market Café will offer food, beverage and fellowship.  So join us in celebrating Italian culture at this most beautiful time of year.  Buon Natale!  Free.


Italian Christmas Cooking Class  12/5/2017 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Instructor Dolores Scalise will make an Italian Christmas stew and almond paste cookies.  Tasting after the class!  Cost is $10 for ingredients.  Payment and reservation by 12/1 please.



Museum Hours

Spring Museum hours (April/May) Mon., Thur. & Fri. from 11 am to 2 pm. Sat. & Sun. from 12 noon to 3 pm

June Museum hours Monday, Thursday & Friday 11:-2:00  Saturday & Sunday 12:00noon to 3:00

July & August Museum hours Monday, Thursday & Friday 11:-2:00  Saturday  12:00noon to 3:00

September 1st to December 31st. our hours are: Mon. Thur. and Friday 11 am to 2 pm . Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 3 pm.

January 1st to March 31st
the museum will only be open on Friday 11am-2pm. & Saturday. from 12 noon to 3 pm and by appointment.

If you are coming from a distance always call ahead,
518 435-1979 to see if the museum is closed due to the weather!


The museum will be closed on Sunday during July and August.

Open by advance appointment outside of regular hours.

If your coming a distance please call ahead to see if we will be open the day you wish to visit, since our staff are all volunteers.

Bus Tours Welcomed Please Call to Arrange Day and Time | We are closed on all National Holidays


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