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Italian Heritage Day comes to Iron County Museum PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 1:24 PM

CASPIAN—It’s time to celebrate the Italian Heritage in Iron County with food, music, dancing, displays, and a complete tour of the Iron County Museum. On Sunday, Aug. 11, the museum will host this special event from noon to 4 p.m. The festivities will begin at noon with plate lunches featuring cold porketta sandwiches for sale as a special treat.
The musical entertainment will begin at 1 p.m. with a wide range of songs played by Dennis, Dutch, and Bruno. Retired, Dennis is from Green Bay where he plays the accordion full time as he travels around the area. A native of Amasa originally, he happens to be in our area right now, visiting his mother who lives there. Visitors are certain to enjoy his talent and personality.
Dutch plays the saxophone and clarinet. His delightful voice adds pleasure to many numbers. A resident of Iron Mountain, he spends his winters in Arizona.
Bruno, a resident of Alpha, started his musical career in high school and continues to enjoy playing the drums whenever he has an opportunity.
In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to view special displays relating to Italian Heritage. In Heritage Hall there is an exhibit about the Balducci Supper Club and a mural about Italian heritage on one of the beams; in the Mining Memorial Hall recognition of Italian miners is given in notebooks and on the Memorial; and in the Peterson Hall there is a display about the Rum Rebellion. Outside buildings include Toti Tavern and the Giovanelli Art Gallery House.
Later in the afternoon, there will be some goodies available baked by the great local “Donas.” Sponsored by MCACA and CCCAC, admission to this special event is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Volunteering to coordinate the 2013 Italian Heritage Day celebration are Carol Dallavalle, Audrey Ridolphi, and Carol Vezzetti.