Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
Owned by Sons of Italy Foundation, Inc.
Administered by Grand Lodge of NY Board of Commissioners, OSIA


Please visit our "Upcoming Events" page to see all of the exciting programs, exhibits, lectures and events the museum has coming up in the next few months.

Registration for the fall semester of Italian language classes at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is now open. The 12-week semester begins September 15, with 90-minute classes offered weekdays, weekends and evenings to accommodate most schedules, for students of all levels of proficiency. Weekday classes will be taught by Rose Frisari on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, weekend classes will be taught by Professor Louis Leonini on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and evening classes will be taught by Maria Bonavita on Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes are limited to a maximum of 20 students and minimum of 10. Tuition is $165 for non-members and $150 for museum members and must be paid in advance.

Top 3 Reasons to Register Today:

Reason # 1: If you register by July 30 you save $10.

Reason # 2: If you bring another student you save another $10.

Reason # 3: You want to learn to speak Italian the way it should be taught–by dedicated teachers who share their love of the Italian language and culture with every student, from novice beginner to native speaker–in a place rich in Italian history and culture–Staten Island's Historical Italian Landmark, which was home to an Italian genius and refuge to an Italian hero–and at a fraction of the cost of other Italian language programs.

To see the fall schedule, click here to download the brochure


The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is owned and administered by the Order Sons of Italy in America.

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum was the home of Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone, and a refuge to Giuseppe Garibaldi, the legendary hero who championed the unification of Italy. For over 50 years the museum has fulfilled its mission to preserve the legacies of these great men, and to promote understanding of the Italian-American heritage through cultural, artistic and educational programs and classes.

Regular museum hours are 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 per person, members and children under 10 are free. Call ahead for groups of 10 or more. The first floor of the museum is wheelchair accessible, but the restroom is on the second floor. At press time, program funding has been provided through the Order Sons of Italy in America; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Office of the Staten Island Borough President, Richmond County Savings Foundation; Northfield Bank Foundation; The Staten Island Foundation; The Lois and Richard Nicotra Foundation and by grants allocated by New York State Senator Diane Savino and New York City Council members Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo.

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