Chairperson's Message

Welcome to the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. A museum housed in a charming cottage nestled on an expansive, manicured lawn in Rosebank, a quaint neighborhood located on the North Shore of Staten Island. It is where, long ago, a remarkable genius and his beloved wife resided, and where they hosted their famous guest for a time.

The remarkable genius was inventor Antonio Santi Giuseppe Meucci, his wife was Esterre Mochi Meucci, and their famous guest was Giuseppe Maria Garibaldi.

The cottage is now filled with objects and artifacts that give tangible evidence of friendship, hospitality, boundless bravery, progressive thinking, inventive genius and old-world trust.

As the current Chairman of the Board, I am privileged with the honor of managing, along with a dedicated staff and volunteers, a national treasure that sheds light on the best aspects of Italian-American heritage and culture.

So please arrange a visit to see a cultural exhibit, enroll in an Italian language class, or just provide a tax-deductible donation that would serve to maintain the museum’s financial solvency and provide future generations palpable evidence of honorable Italian-American history.

Carl J. Ciaccio

Chairman of the Board

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

The GMM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has been owned by the Sons of Italy Foundation® and administered by the Grand Lodge of New York, OSDIA® since 1919. 

420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA

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