Italian American Country with Paolo Battaglia Tonight in Tontitown


The Tontitown Historical Museum hosts Paolo Battaglia at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 15) at Willie James in Tontitown to discuss his book on the Italian American experience. His book, “Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens,” was co-published by the Library of Congress in 2013. Prior to his talk is a 6:30 p.m. reception.


The event is part of the Italian American Country series, a 35-day tour of more than 6,000 miles made by three Italian reporters – Paolo Battaglia, Daniela Garutti, and Giulia Frigieri – to meet with people of Italian origins living in small communities all over the country. According to a press release, “Their goal as Italian writers, photographers and videographers is to try and reconnect with such an important part of Italy: those who emigrated to the U.S.A. and their descendants. Tontitown will be one of the most important and meaningful stops in the tour and is considered to have some of the deepest connections to Italy because of the history of its founders.”

This event is free and open to the public. Autographed copies of his book will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Michael Hartman at 479-595-3299 or [email protected]