“The museum is a unique secret on Staten Island,” noted Borough President James Oddo. “It played an important role in history. Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone, lived there and actually had a working telephone in his home. And Giuseppe Garibaldi was a true hero to many people. It’s exciting that we have this living history right down the street.”
For more information about the museum, go to www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.org.
The museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and also hosts special events throughout the year. The phone number is 718.442.1608.