Feb 16: “My Sicily” opening the Family History Festival at Western Reserve Historical Society !

Buongiorno buongiorno…hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I’m preparing for this Saturday, February 16 from 10.30-11.30am as “My Sicily” will open the Family History Festival at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland!

WRHS logo

My book is a family story that describes and narrates my family’s favorite Sicilian destinations, cuisines but also our fondest memories, emotions and stories.   I’m delighted and honored to be one of the Ambassadors of Family for this weekend’s celebration.  The Western Reserve Historical Society is an Affiliation of the Smithsonian Institute so doubly honored to be present this weekend.

WRHS courtyard

Below is more detailed information on the event.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.  It’s a great event for your entire family!  Hope to see many of you this Saturday from 10.30-11.30 in the Learning Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society!   Grazie e a presto!

To purchase tickets online:  http://www.wrhs.org/Calendar/Family_History_Festival

Event Name: Family History Festival
Event Type: History Center
Description: NEW HISTORY CENTER SIGNATURE EVENT!

Family History Festival
February 16 – 17, 2013
A celebration of family and community history, featuring Research Library genealogical materials, genealogical and heritage societies, ethnic and community archives, ethnic foods, and more! Audiences learn how to start their own family tree and preserve papers and photographs. Family History for All of Us gives families of all shapes and sizes the chance to discover themselves, only at the History Center.

Join Us for a Festive Celebration of Family and Community History and Experience Cleveland Culture Through:
Photo Opportunity with the Euclid Beach Carousel Carriage Food Tastings and Demonstrations
Genealogy and Learning Activities for the Entire Family
Ethnic Traditions on Display by local organizations
Music and Ethnic Celebrations Demonstrations
Family History Workshops
Demonstrations of the new WRHS online collections system with how to create digital family histories
Presentations from WRHS curators and historians, local authors, and more

Participating Organizations Include:
Cuyahoga County Archives Cleveland Gray’s Armory
Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Museum Finnish Heritage Museum Fairport Harbor, OH
Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve
Euclid Beach Grand Carousel Society
Francesca Mignosa, author My Sicily
Mary McClure, author High Bridge Glens of Cuyahoga Falls
Roberto Pietraroia -Grappa Making and Family History
Woodland Cemetery Association

Event activities are included with regular paid admission.

Location: History Center
Address: 10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Contact Phone: 216.721.5722
Contact Email: cmalkamaki@wrhs.org
Start Date/Time: 2/16/2013, 10:00 AM
End Date/Time: 2/16/2013, 5:00 PM

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