top of page
i-0009 (1).jpg

Chairperson's Message

Welcome to the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (GMM), a national treasure of the Sons of Italy Foundation(SIF) and the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA). It is where long ago a remarkable inventor, Antonio Santi Giuseppe Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone, and his beloved wife, Esterre Mochi Meucci resided for a time, until their passing. It is also where they gave refuge, during a period of exile in the early 1850s, to The Hero of Two Worlds, Giuseppe Maria Garibaldi.


Today, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is an Italian-American cultural learning center with a mission to espouse the best aspects of Italian and Italian-American heritage and culture, as represented by its educational, cultural, and artistic programs, which are geared toward the eradication of ethnic and racial prejudice, with appreciation and acknowledgment of the virtues of a multicultural society.


Please give your most attentive consideration to give generously in support of this unique non-profit cultural institution. Your support will, in large part, ensure its perpetuity for generations to come.


Feel free to contact me with any questions and/or concerns.



Carl J. Ciaccio

Chairman of the Board

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum   

(718) 442-1608

GMM Front Lawn.jpg
bottom of page