The American Italian Museum is located within the American Italian Cultural Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The museum tells the history of American Italians in the Southeast and their contributions to all areas of our daily lives through photographs, articles, family histories, and memorabilia by themes such as Societies and Festivals, Music, the Immigrant, Geneology, Personalities, and much more.
Museum CLOSED through May 2019 for renovations.
Museum Donation Policy:
The American Italian Museum acquires new items for its permanent collection and special exhibits through the generosity of individual donors. In assessing potential donations, the AIM considers whether the items are relevant to our mission, compliment the collection and can be given proper storage and care.
St. Joseph’s Altars
orgin: Italians in New Orleans celebrate St. Joseph’s Feast Day by decorating church and residential altars with a bounty of food.
American Italians In Jazz
orgin: Along with prominent African American artists, Italian American musicians contributed to the jazz genre that we know today.
The Italian Immigrant
orgin: Many Sicilians immigrated to New Orleans in the 19th century, traveling on the Palermo-New Orleans route by ship.