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George Washing Machine, Portables & Submarine Races: My Italian-American Life

March 18, 2020, 7:00 pm -

Geneva History Museum
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
315-789-5151

Cover of the book George Washing Machine, Portables & Submarine Races: My Italian-American Life by Michael Cutillo

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED

The 2020 Spring Lecture Series starts off with a program on the Italian immigrant experience in America. On Wednesday, March 18, Mike Cutillo will share stories from his recent book, George Washing Machine, Portables & Submarine Races: My Italian-American Life. The book focuses squarely on Cutillo’s 88-year-old Dad, also named Michael, and his father’s trials and tribulations as he came to America in 1958 not knowing anything other than a handful of English words. Cutillo writes, the book is “part memoir and autobiographical and part biographical about my Dad… It is a journal, a little bit of a history book and part travelogue. It doesn’t contain recipes, but we’ll talk about food and drink like a cookbook. It contains language lessons, and we even have thrown in some photographs. It’s a lot of things rolled into one.”

Born in Syracuse, Mike Cutillo grew up in Baldwinsville, graduated from CW Baker High School in 1978 and from St. John Fisher College in Rochester in 1982. He has been a journalist, a reporter and an editor in Upstate New York since 1982. He is currently Executive Editor of the Finger Lakes Times. George Washing Machine is his first book.

This program is supported in part by the Samuel B. Williams fund for programs in the Humanities and is free and open to the public. For more information about the program, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151.

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