On October 26, Italian writer and historian, Paolo Battaglia, from Modena Italy, will be coming to the Pittsburg Museum to promote his newest book, and research project, "Italian American Country" in partnership with the Library of Congress.
He will be in Pittsburg, California on Sunday October 26, as part of a 15 city tour of many small towns with Italian heritage. He will be traveling with a filmmaker and a photographer. His aim is to visit these small communities that can trace their origins to the Italian immigration. He would like to meet and interview the descendants of those who, once landed on American shores and ventured into the unknown of the American continent. His final aim is to produce a documentary, a book and a traveling exhibition that will bring the story back to the same places in which it originated.
The Pittsburg Historical Society has scheduled this presentation from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday afternoon, and if you would like to speak with Mr. Battaglia, about your family and where they came from, and answer some of his questions, there will be a list so you may schedule a timeframe in which you may speak with him.
If you are interested, please contact Rosemarie Di Maggio at [email protected], or 1 925 432 3648. There is no charge for this event.
DSBE's founder is an individual life member of the Pittsburg Historical Society and intends for DSBF to either maintain a non-profit corporation membership or to have a lifetime membership of its own one day. The Pittsburg Historical Society is one of the models for the East Palo Alto Museum Association which is in plan for DSBF to incorporate.