Author: Victor Musso, President

  • Americo Vespucci, The Man Who Gave His Name To America

    Amerigo Vespucci, The Man who gave his Name to America

    Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator, and cartographer born in the Republic of Florence.

  • Every October 2nd Monday is the USA National Columbus Holiday

    Lotto portrait of Columbus

    Christopher Columbus, Italian Cristoforo Colombo, Spanish Cristóbal Colón, born between August 26 and October 31?, 1451, Genoa, Italy—died May 20, 1506, Valladolid, Spain, master navigator and admiral whose four transatlantic voyages (1492–93, 1493–96, 1498–1500, and 1502–04) opened the way for exploration and colonization of the Americas. He has long been acknowledged as the “discoverer” of […]

  • Every October is the USA National Italian American Heritage and Culture Month

    In the five centuries since Christopher Columbus, a son of Genoa, Italy, first set sail across the Atlantic Ocean and discovered the Americas, countless individuals have followed the course he charted to seek a new life in America. Since that time, generations of Italian Americans have helped shape our society and steer the course of […]

  • Origins of Italianate New Orleans Architectural Style

    A stroll through New Orleans in the 1850s would have revealed a subtle but significant change in architecture. The austere Greek Revival style, which started to replace French Creole aesthetics in the 1820s and flourished during the 1830s and 1840s, began to give way to a more ornate and luxurious look. Known as Italianate, this […]

  • Italian American Society of Jefferson Westbank Italian-Open helps Cafe Hope

    “This year’s golf tournament held at Timberlane Country Club was a sellout. We raised $10,000, of which $8,000 was given to Café Hope, Italian-American Society of Jefferson’s principal charity. The remaining $2,000 went toward our society scholarship awards,” Wayne J. Nocito, founder of the Italian Open 35 years ago said.  For Event see

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