October 11, 2017

The Story of Museo Faggiano: A Family Who Discovered 2,500 Years of History Inside Their Own Home

Tonight at the Italian American Museum
Photos courtesy of the Italian American Museum
Wednesday, October 11th, 6:30 PM
The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend a presentation by Andrea, Marco and Davide Faggiano of The Faggiano Museum in Lecce, Italy. 
The Faggiano Museum (Museo Archeologico Faggiano) in Lecce, Italy evolved over a 7-year excavation project when Luciano Faggiano broke through a floor in his home to repair a sewer pipe. As the work began the family unexpectedly discovered archeological evidence containing a time span of 2,500 years. The excavation work exposed tombs, a granary, cisterns, Templar frescos and underground escapes. There are more than 5,000 archeological finds all in one house. The Faggiano family financed this entirely and worked under the supervision of the Archeological Superintendent of Taranto to unearth these layers of civilization. In 2008, they opened it as a private museum. Andrea, Davide and Marco will tell us their story with words and images and how their determination and spirit made this a gem of archeological history.
Light Refreshments Will Be Served
Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY 10013

Suggested donation of $10 per person
For reservations, please call the Italian American Museum at 212.965.9000
Email: ItalianAmericanMuseum@gmail.com or Fax: 347.810.1028