American-Italian Heritage Association
1227 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12205

The AIHA operated the Italian Cultural Center & Museum located at 668 Catherine Street, Utica, New York (Utica's "Little Italy" - east side of the city) in 1985 . It was closed late in 1998 so that plans for the new national museum in Albany, NY could begin.

The AIHA 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 Dues are as follows:

Membership Dues:
Capital District Membership * $25
Outside of Capital District      $22
Friend of The Museum           $50

[* Area zip codes 120,121,122,123,128]

The new American Italian Museum And Cultural Center of Albany NY would not be possible without the support of the American Italian Heritage Association members. Not a member ? [click here] to join

We are a 501 (C) organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by the law.  

Below is a sample of just one of our Cultural Events that continues to show we are committed to record and preserve the contributions of our Italian heritage and culture to our society. The association seeks through its newsletter, cultural programs, activities, projects, outreach, etc. to enhance, highlight, and extend the Italian heritage, history and culture to the public. We strive to educate and preserve our Italian heritage and cultural traditions.

Thursday September 21,2006 Our September Meeting and Program was held  at the Italian American Community Center (IACC) . Our Presenter was the Hon. John J. McEneny, 104th District Assemblyman. He holds a B.A. in history from Siena College and certificates in Community Development and Public Administration from New Mexico State University School of Agriculture and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. A former Albany County historian, Jack McEneny is a well-known teacher and speaker on local history, ethnicity, and related fields.

McEneny entered state service in 1984. His presentation was on the topic of  "The Irish-Italian Connection in the Capital District.' Jack is a friend and Honorary member of our Association. He and Assemblyman Robert Reilly obtained a $50,000 grant for our Museum.