“During Lou Del Bianco’s touching tribute performance to his grandfather, the students and teachers were brought back in time to experience the creation of one of our country’s greatest monuments, Mount Rushmore. He immediately grabbed the attention of every student. In addition to learning the history of Mt. Rushmore, students also learned about Italian culture, immigration, and geography through the eyes of “Luigi”. It was an overall moving performance with Lou Del Bianco at his finest!”
- Paige Sileo5th Grade, John F. Kennedy Magnet School, Port Chester, NY
“Earlier this year I came to learn about Lou Del Bianco and his work. I can confidently say it was probably the most interesting and well received presentation, not only at this convention, but at all the conventions I can remember over the years! What a great way to learn about the history of his grandfather and Mount Rushmore… (It) should not be missed by anyone who has an interest, not only in Mount Rushmore, but in our great country as well.”
- Andre DeMicoPast President, UNICO National
“The show reenacts the best that America has to offer by making clear the links between the opportunities offered by our immigrant community and the its contribution to the making of an American landmark. Not only was Mr. Del Bianco’s performance educational…..it was inspirational. (It) served as an uplifting commemoration of both the recent history of our community and Mount Rushmore. I have no doubt that if Mr. Del Bianco’s show were to be bought to Mount Rushmore you would be similarly impressed with this truly American story.”
- Joe CarvinSupervisor Town of Rye, 350th Anniversary Celebration
In The Shadow of The Mountain
Parents Choice award winning storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather Luigi Del Bianco and tells the story of his unique contribution as chief carver on our nation’s greatest memorial. Lou uses authentic photos, maps and timlines to bring Luigi’s story to life! This is a unique program about history, ancestry, perseverance and advocating for human rights. Students will also learn that history doesn’t always tell you the whole story and that it’s up to us to do the work and find out the truth about what really happened. Connects perfectly to Social Studies curriculum and primary source research.
Appropriate for grades k-12. Study Guides available.
Find out more at www.luigimountrushmore.com
This show is also available for adults! Contact Lou for details.
• Historical Societies
• Italian Organizations