Italian author Paolo Battaglia to speak

First Posted: 9/11/2014

On Sunday, Oct. 5, author Paolo Battaglia will give a presentation on his new book, “Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress” at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. The program will begin at 2 p.m.

Battaglia is an Italian native who is interested in the Italian experience in small towns. He will give a presentation on his latest book, a narrated photo history of the Italian experience in America from Columbus to the present. Battaglia is also interested in meeting with members of the local Italian community for a future project, “Italian American Country.”

Community members are invited to attend and learn more about the Italian immigrant experience and share stories at this free program.

Fore more information, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email

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