American Italian Cultural Center
Today, we’re going to learn about the American Italian Cultural Center, and the history and impact of Italians on New Orleans. I’m joined by the Chairman of the Cultural Center, Mr. Frank Maselli.
The American Italian Cultural Center is located in the Central Business District/Warehouse District and is a terrific small museum worth visiting. In addition to the museum, they offer Italian language lessons, translation services, and assistance in getting dual citiz
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter.
Current exhibits include “French Quarter Life: People and Places in the Vieux Carre” For more than 150 years, artists from around the world have worked to capture and share their impressions of New Orleans’s most iconic and historic neighborhood. This exhibition gathers 22 paintings from the museum’s permanent collection. From the bustle of the French Market to the jazzmen of Preservation Hall, these artworks explore the streets, buildings, and people of the French Quarter through time and a variety of techniques. It runs through August 28, 2022.
Go to HNOC.org/Visit to plan your trip
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I have a book! The Beyond Bourbon Street Insider’s Guide to New Orleans officially released on May 1st. You can find it online at major retailers like Amazon, Bookshop, Barnes and Noble and more.
In New Orleans, Garden District Book Shop, Octavia Books, Blue Cypress have it, as well as The OW, a store located at 2850 Magazine. Owned by our partners at The Occasional Wife, the OW has a large supply of books in stock.
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If you love the show, the, podcast, and New Orleans, please consider picking up a copy. For more on the book, check out episode 157.
Thanks to Frank Maselli, and also to Anthony Germade for setting up the interview. Thanks also to Joel Sharpton of Pro Podcasting Services for editing the podcast.
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