We are committed to record and preserve the contributions of our Italian Heritage and culture to our society through our newsletter, cultural programs, activities, exhibits, and outreach programs.
Our Cultural Center
offers Italian langauge classes. Our goal will be to speak the language
smoothly with the correct use of phraseology and
Our Cultural Center
Ways to support
The American Italian Heritage Association publishes a very interesting and informative 20 page bi-monthly Newsletter in English. It contains information about Italian Americans, Italy, history, customs, traditions, recipes, events and other information of interest to Italian-Americans. Membership is open to everyone and Annual Dues are only $25 : Free admission to the museum for all AIHA members
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Save the Dates Dec.6th-7th -8thOUR ANNUAL Italian Christmass market. FRIDAY, Dec. 6th & SATURDAY, Dec. 7th: 10:00am to 5:00pm SUNDAY, Dec. 8th: 11:00am to 3:00pm Share this festive Italian Tradition with us in our American Italian Heritage Museum building, 1227 Central Avenue in Albany, NY. Our exhibit rooms will be transformed into market places filled with so much for you to enjoy ~ something for almost everyone on your Christmas shopping list, including yourself! Be sure to look for unique Italian merchandise that will be available for purchase featuring things that are hard to find: Italian language greeting cards, Made-in-Italy items, hand-made wood Ceppo, Befana figures, themed ornaments, plaques, Italian novelties, jewelry, delicious homemade Italian baked goods & much more. We are thrilled that Nini’s Sicilian Salsa & Testa’s Pantry will return as vendors. Come, see the always beautiful, uniquely original room-sized Italian Nativity Special Exhibit and celebrate our culture at this most beautiful time of year.
The AIHA Campus is Home of the Americant Italian Heritage Museum and Cultural Center. On the first floor our Museum (3900 sq ft) honors and tells the Italian Immigrant Story and their contributions. We will also display the contributions of Italian Americans. The second floor (1900 sq ft)contains the Cultural Center with a library, hall, Chapel and class rooms for all types of classes: language, cultural, genealogy, cooking etc. for all age groups and open to the public.