Liz and Museum Board President Donnie Orlando enjoyed hosting duties at the 2018 Sicilian Festival Reception..

St. Joseph's Day Procession leaving Mater Dolorosa Church building which is now serving as the Independence Italian Cultural Museum. Italian Museum

Independence Town Officials' Inauguration 2016​

These hard working young men are loading produce on the train.

Independence Italian Museum continues to preserve the Sicilian and Italian language, music and traditions.

Sicilian class students

"Mancia ! "  Independence Italian Museum Board member Brent Pizzolato. serving Sicilian Fest Bd. members (2015)

During the 2018 Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival, Museum Board members Rosetta Hughes and Sandra Towle selling cookies and giving tours to local visitors as well as visitors from Lafayette, New Orleans, and Picayune, Mississippi..

Tickfaw Italian Festival Co-Chairperson Veda Abene and Festival Bd. member Angie Domiano honored the legendary Rhythm Kings for playing for the original Little Italy Festival later called the Independence Italian Festival which later became the Tickfaw Italian Festival for over 40 years !

2017 Tickfaw Italian Festival Bd. members at the Italian Festival Royal Reception at the Museum.

Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival team at the Tickfaw Italian Festival Spaghetti Cook-off (2018)

An Independence Italian Cultural Museum meeting 2016

MaMa Mias band provides Sicilian and Italian folk music for the Independence Italian Cultural Museum's special events.

Independence Town Officials" Inauguration Ceremony June 2016

Independence Italian Cultural Museum

Independence Town Officials' Inauguration 2016

Italian Festival Chairperson ​Veda Abene addressed the crowd during 2018 Italian Festival Board and Royalty Reception held at the museum. 

Friends of the Independence Italian Cultural Museum continue traditions in and around the museum..

Enjoying authentic Italian food during the 2017 Tickfaw Italian Festival Royal Reception held at the Independence Italian Cultural Museum.

Museum Board members enjoyed hosting museum social events (2018)

Independence Italian Cultural Museum meeting April 2018

2017 Tickfaw Italian Festival Reception

2017 St. Joseph Procession through the streets of Independence continues because of local Sicilian/Italian men showing their gratitude for St. Joseph's intercession centuries ago during the Middle Ages.

2018 Italian Festival Chairperson gave a donation on behalf of the Italian Festival Board to go toward the museum's much needed roof replacement. (April 2018)