THE ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER OF WESTERN MA LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS
OUT OF RUSHMORE’S SHADOW
The Luigi Del Bianco Story
In this exciting presentation for the entire family, storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays his grand-father, Luigi Del Bianco, and talks about his unsung contribution as chief carver on our nation’s greatest memorial, Mount Rushmore. Lou uses authentic photos, timelines and primary source documents to bring Luigi’s story to life. The presentation culminates with designer Gutzon Borglum’s praise of Luigi, the 25 year struggle to get him recognized and the CBS Sunday Morning tribute where a plaque at Mount Rushmore is finally unveiled!
Now a published book authored by Lou, “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow” is a dramatic and touching story about Luigi’s legacy and the immigrant struggle.
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019
Doors open at 1:30 pm—Lecture begins at 2:00 pm
Italian Cultural Center, 56 Margaret Street, Springfield
Admission: $5.00 Members, $7.00 Non-Members
For more information, visit our website http://www.iccwm.org or call (413)784-1492