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Art, History & Politics, Italian American Issues, Literature

Out of Rushmore’s Shadow

The Luigi Del Bianco Story

October 30, 2023
6:30 pm

Presented by the American Italian Cultural Roundtable
Bill Ronayne, President

Out of Rushmore’s Shadow
The Luigi Del Bianco Story

A presentation by
Lou Del Bianco
Actor, singer, storyteller, author

Please note:
This event is only open to members of Casa Italiana and the
American Italian Cultural Roundtable.


Lou Del Bianco is from Port Chester, NY. He has been an actor, singer and storyteller for the past 35 years. His children’s recordings have garnered 5 Parents Choice Awards and his one-man shows have been seen by thousands of school children and adults all over the country.

Lou’s latest passion is living history for all ages. His Abraham Lincoln program was endorsed by the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Out of Rushmore’s Shadow is about Lou’s grandfather, Luigi. On September 16, 2017, after 25 years of struggle, Luigi was finally honored at Mount Rushmore for his role as chief carver. Lou’s book about his grandfather won a Readers Favorite award and CNN Historian Douglas Brinkley says it “turns othodox history on its head.”