WHY A HERITAGE CENTER ?
Since 1886 Federal Hill in Providence Rhode Island has been one the centers for Italian immigration in the United States. Italian settlers replaced the Irish settlers which were inhabiting this territory immediately after the Irish famine. We decided to undergo a campaign of collecting photos and important documents that justly represent this hub of history and culture intended for the preservation of Federal Hill, Providence while honoring the richness of Italian - American immigration history. Many are continuously contributing in this endeavor which creates a palette of information for future generations. I owe this project to myself but most of all to those who crossed the oceans before me seeking a better future. Walter Potenza
Federal Hill HEritage Center