New Italian American Heritage Exhibit Opens at Fresno County Historical Museum

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A new exhibit dedicated to the history and culture of Italian Americans in Fresno County is now open to the public.

Over 150 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony over the weekend.

It commemorated the completion of the first phase of the Italian Heritage exhibit at the Fresno County Historical Museum, located at the Fresno Fairgrounds.

The exhibit features a replica of Tuscan architecture and an affresco ceiling depicting Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

There are four interactive touch screens featuring photographs, videos and detailed historical information in 12 different categories.

“Each of us who has worked on this project for the past three years has not only dedicated our intelligence and ability, but put our heart and soul into every project, as the Italians will do,” said Elizabeth. Laval.

The exhibit was made possible through grants from the Isnardi Foundation and E & J Gallo Winery and community donations.

Plans are already underway for an extension.

To visit the Italian Heritage Museum exhibit, simply go to the Fresno Fair website.

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