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Our latest original play as part of the "Immigrant Memories of Brantford" project  performing August 7


An entertaining and poignant play that tells the story of an Italian emigration to Brantford distilled from the memories of elders in the community.

Tickets are available here or in-person at the Rossini Lodge 

This play is part of the 2021 Event also located at the Museum on Charlotte St. during the afternoon hours.


The following half hour videos are the
Memories of Brantford's Italian Community.

 Rose and Angie Risi's story of growing up at Maria's Pizza

Caesar Misiti's story of arriving as a teenager in Brantford

Fernando Forcucci remembers his work with the Order of the Sons of Italy

Tom Mercante describes his restaurant Mercasa and its ties to Italian culture

Fred Ligori describes his work with the San Rocco Committee

Franco Petrella talks about the Italian Villages

Dave Levac describes his ties and interest in the Italian community

Dino Liberati, Deo and Danny Dominicis tell the Castelli Bakery story

Peter Giordano describes his family's immigrant experience

Giovanni Petitti talks about his father's influence on his life

Linda Kuyper and Gene Pinchero - Growing up at the College Fruit Market

Josey Reid - Raised in the shoe business 

Rita Bonaccorso talks about her family's immigration to Canada

The Pignotta family and the amazing Louis Torti 

Anna Romano and Angie De Salvo describe "Nonna's Way"

Vito Agriesti talks about his journey to becoming a Master Tailor

Mary Thompson describes her contribution to World War 2


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The Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre (CIHC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and honouring Canadian Industrial Heritage through public education and the preservation of historical data, resources, and artifacts. 

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Laurier Brantford is Wilfrid Laurier University's second campus located in Brantford, Ontario. The first and original campus of Wilfrid Laurier University is located in Waterloo, Ontario. It serves 3,000 students in Brantford.


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Established on May 8, 1908, the Brant Historical Society is an independent registered charity operating two museums uniquely positioned to make a difference in the lives of Brant citizens. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and share the history and heritage of Brantford/Brant County and Six Nations/New Credit.

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Brant Theatre Workshops has produced heritage theatre productions at the Bell Homestead, Ruthven Park, Brantford Armouries and Brantford General Hospital. BTW has created special heritage/educational projects with Hagersville Secondary School, BCI, St. John’s College and Laurier Brantford.