Virtual Italian Language Lessons – Fall 2022

Please note: this series will be held online. For more information about the virtual platform, see below. Italian Language Classes are back at the Cleveland History Center! This virtual series of basic Italian Language Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels […]

Virtual Italian Language Lessons Begin – Spring 2022

Please note: this series will be held online. For more information about the virtual platform, see below. Italian Language Classes are back at the Cleveland History Center! This virtual series of basic Italian Language Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels […]

Virtual Italian Language Lessons Begin – Winter 2021/22

Please note: this series will be held online. For more information about the virtual platform, see below. Italian Language Classes are back at the Cleveland History Center! This virtual series of basic Italian Language Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels […]

WRHS Italian American Collection

By: Pamela Dorazio Dean, MA, CA   In 2006, WRHS partnered with the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation, the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, and the Italian American Cultural Foundation to establish the WRHS Italian American Collection and hire a curator specifically dedicated to preserving and documenting Italian American history in Northeast Ohio. Pamela Dorazio […]

Virtual Italian Language Lessons Begin – Fall 2021

Please note: this series will be held online. For more information about the virtual platform, see below. Italian Language Classes are back at the Cleveland History Center! This virtual series of basic Italian Language Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels […]

Italian Kitchen Container Garden Workshop

Italian Kitchen Container Garden Workshop | $50 | WRHS members $45 May 20, 6pm-8pm Join us on Thursday evening May 20 from 6pm-8pm for The Italian Kitchen Container Garden Workshop. This gardening workshop will provide all the necessary tools and equipment for you to create your own container Italian cooking herb garden. Led by the […]

Italian American Women of Northeast Ohio

Italian American Women in Northeast Ohio   Presented here are biographies of notable Italian American women in Northeast Ohio.  In sharp contrast to the stereotypical Italian American woman often portrayed in the media as having no concerns beyond the domestic realm, these women have made significant contributions and have had a lasting impact on their communities […]

Virtual Italian Language Lessons Begin – Spring 2021

The Cleveland History Center is taking its Italian Language Class series online! This series of basic Italian Language Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local universities. Beginner/Intermediate Italian: This 8-week, Saturday morning course is designed for individuals with no […]

Virtual Italian Language Lessons Begin – Spring 2021

The Cleveland History Center is taking its Italian Language Class series online! This series of basic Italian Language Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local universities. Beginner/Intermediate Italian: This 8-week, Saturday morning course is designed for individuals with no […]

Then & Now | Italian Cultural Garden

The Italian Cultural Garden was officially dedicated on October 12, 1930 with over 3,000 in attendance.  It was created to share Italy’s great cultural arts with the general public and serve as a symbol of the contribution of Italian culture to American democracy. Phillip Garbo, an immigrant from Cefalu, Sicily, spearheaded the two-level Italian Cultural […]

Speaking of Cleveland | Italian American Life in Cleveland

Speaking of Cleveland | Italian American Life in Cleveland The Cleveland History Center’s signature lecture series, Speaking of Cleveland, invites participants to take a front-row seat as our experts share significant stories that capture the Cleveland spirit. Each month, join our staff as we explore the intriguing, curious, and oft-forgotten tales from Cleveland’s past. Pulled directly […]

Virtual Italian Language Lessons Begin – Fall 2020

The Cleveland History Center is taking its Italian Language Class series online! This series of basic Italian Language Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local universities. Beginner Italian: This 8-week, Saturday morning course is designed for individuals with no […]

Virtual Italian Language Lessons Begin

The Cleveland History Center is taking its Italian Language Class series online! This series of basic Italian Language Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local universities. Beginner Italian: This 8-week, Saturday-morning course is designed for individuals with no previous […]

Italian Americans and Gardens

Approximately 80% of the Italians who immigrated to the United States between 1880-1920 were Southern Italian contadini, or peasant farmers. Farming was a way of life for Italians. It could be said that they invented the modern concepts of “organic,” “sustainable,” and “locally sourced.” The contadini fed their families with what they planted, either with what they grew or by […]

Italian Neighborhoods in Cleveland

By Pamela Dorazio Dean Between 1880-1920, more than 25,000 Italians immigrated to Cleveland. While many are aware of the Little Italy neighborhood’s connection to the Italian immigrants, it was not the only place they settled. There were multiple areas throughout Cleveland in addition to Little Italy where Italians made their homes. These areas maintained their Italian population until […]

POSTPONED Spring Italian Language Lessons Begin

The Cleveland History Center is offering a series of Basic Italian Language Classes, taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local Universities. Beginner Italian: This 8-week, Saturday-morning course is designed for individuals with no previous knowledge of Italian, or for those who were exposed to […]

Winter Italian Language Lessons Begin

The Cleveland History Center is offering a series of Basic Italian Language Classes, taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local Universities. Beginner Italian: This 8-week, Saturday-morning course is designed for individuals with no previous knowledge of Italian, or for those who were exposed to […]

Italian Language Classes

The Cleveland History Center is pleased to offer a series of Basic Italian Language Classes, taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local Universities. Beginner I : This 8-week, Saturday-morning course is designed for individuals with no previous knowledge of Italian, or for those who were […]