The Garibaldi Meucci Museum
...an Italian-American Cultural Heritage Center, Staten Island, NY
Owned & Administered by the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America®
Open to all NYC public and private school
students grades 3-8
Cash prizes range from $50 - $200
The Story of the House
In the heart of Rosebank is the historic home of the inventor, Antonio Meucci and the legendary hero, Giuseppe Garibaldi. The simple country residence was built circa 1840 in the Gothic revival style. In 1850, Meucci and his wife Ester learned of its availability and soon after began renting it. Shortly thereafter, Garibaldi arrived in New York seeking refuge. Meucci offered him the hospitality of his home and together they worked in his candle factory. Later, in 1854, Garibaldi returned to Italy leading military forces that would provide for the unification of Italy and would win him worldwide fame.
When Garibaldi died in 1882, a committee formed to commemorate the hero's stay on these shores. In 1884, Meucci was on hand when a plaque was placed over the front door of the house. After Meucci's death, the house was turned over to the Italian Community to be preserved as a memorial to Garibaldi.
In 1907, on the centennial of the hero's birth, the house was moved to its present location, and here a pantheon was erected over it. In 1919, the Garibaldi Society turned the house over to the Order Sons of Italy in America. The Order has restored and maintained the house ever since. With the assistance of the cultural department of the Italian Embassy, artifacts were collected from around the world. In May of 1956, the house was opened to the public and rededicated as The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Today, the museum is a National Landmark owned and operated by the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America.
La Storia della Casa
Nel cuore di Rosenbank si trova la casa dell'inventore Antonio Meucci e dell'eroe nazionale Giuseppe Garibaldi. La semplice casa di campagna fu costruita all'incirca nel 1840, in stile neo-gotico...
La Storia della Casa.
Garibaldi è stato uno dei più grandi eroi italiani di tutti i tempi e sicuramente il più famoso soldato del Risorgimento. Condusse molte delle campagne militari che portarono alla formazione dell'unità d'Italia nel 1861. E' chiamato l'eroe dei Due Mondi, in onore delle spedizioni militari compiute in Sud America e in Europa...
Giuseppe Garibaldi: Patriota italiano e combattente del Risorgimento (4 Luglio 1807 – 2 Giugno 1882)
Antonio Meucci fu un prolifico inventore e scienziato italiano, conosciuto soprattutto per l'invenzione, nel 1857, di un apparecchio di trasmissione della voce. Molti pensano che l'invenzione del telefono dovrebbe essere attribuita a lui...
Antonio Meucci: Inventore (13 Aprile 1808 – 18 Ottobre 1889)
Grazie per il vostro interesse nel Museo Garibaldi-Meucci.