The House of the True Inventor of the Telephone, and the "Hero of Two Worlds"
The Fashions and Faces of the Regions of Italy
The Museum hosted an exposition, second in a series of regional costumes from Campania, Abruzzo, Le Marche and Lombardia, accompanied by a collection of some of the famous sons and daughters of each region.
In the heart of Rosebank is the historic home of the inventor, Antonio Meucci and the legendary hero, Giuseppe Garibaldi. This museum hold the actual "death mask" of Antonio Meucci inventor of the telephone and resident of Staten Island, amongst other inventions, original furniture, and household articles.
Showcase of the Teletrofono
In the house Meucci spent all of his time working on his telephones. Here at the museum, we have a showcase of the orignal model of the "teletrofono". People from all over the Staten Island neighborhood came to use the telephone.
The Garibaldi Bedroom
On our second floor is a bedroom, preserved as it looked when occupied by General Garibaldi from 1851 until 1853. On the bed lie his personal effects including a ceremonial shirt and smoking cap, his tobacco pouch, his sword, a pair of hunting rifled, and his walking stick. At the foot of the bed is his travel bag and crate. This room includes the ways of life in the 1800's with sink, stove, writing desk, and heater.
The Garibaldi Room, A Unification of Italy
This room honors General Giuseepe Garibaldi, the "Hero of Two Worlds." Here on permanent display are artifacts and artwork chronicling the life of the man who united Italy. As you tour this gallery you will see not only the personal story of a great world leader and warrior but the history of a unified modern Italy.