Italian Heritage Month

The month of October is National Italian Heritage Month!

This year, the History Center will release four instructional videos in lieu of our annual Italian Heritage Day. Enjoy activities inspired by the Italian American Collection in the safety and comfort of your home. Videos are free and will be available both on the History Center’s YouTube channel and on this page once a week during the month of October.

Thank you to our Italian Heritage Month sponsors

UPMC Health Plan

Italian Heritage Month Videos

Looking for a text transcript for one of these videos? Visit the transcript page.

Italian Heritage Month Take Home Kits

If you’d like to enhance your experience at home, the Italian American Program curated an Italian Heritage “Take Home” Kit, available now for purchase.

The kit includes:

  • Italian Heritage Day tote bag
  • History Center-designed family tree & labels
  • Italian folk song sheet music & mp3
  • Supplies to make an arts and crafts tambourine
  • La Prima coffee sample
  • and more!

Once you’ve purchased your take home kit, you will be able to pick it up via contact-less pick up on the following dates:

  • Oct. 6, 7, and 9 at the History Center
Purchase a take-home kit

For questions regarding Italian Heritage Month or the History Center’s Italian American Program, please contact Melissa E. Marinaro at

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