Sicilian St. Joseph altar bread display at Ethnic Heritage Museum

Display is one of Midwest’s largest collections

From press release

The Ethnic Heritage Museum’s Italian Gallery has on display one of the largest Sicily-imported collections of St. Joseph breads in the Midwest.

Roseanne Scalise Sheridan’s family trip last summer to Sicily to collect information about her family’s roots also resulted in the museum’s acquisition of one of the most traditional, folkloric collection of St. Joseph altar pieces.

The women of Salemi, Sicily, were so impressed that American Italians were so interested in their Old World traditions of breads that they gave her many of the pieces to share with the public.

This unique display will be at the Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., for two months only. Stop by any Sunday in April from 2-4 p.m. to view a collection of Old World, Sicilian, beautifully designed altar breads.

For more information, call Shirley Fedeli at 877-2888 or e-mail

From the April 5-11, 2006, issue

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