JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
February 5, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOUSE OF SAVOY IS FOCUS OF FEBRUARY 29, 2024 LECTURE AT EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY
JEFFERSON, LA – Cyril Lagvanec, PhD, the curator of the American-Italian Research Library located on the second floor of the East Bank Regional Library, will give a lecture on the House of Savoy at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the East Bank Regional Library (4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA 70001).
This event is free of charge and open to the public.
The House of Savoy is an Italian royal house established in 1003 in the historical Savoy region. Through gradual expansion, the family grew in power from ruling a small Alpine county north-west of Italy to absolute rule of the Kingdom of Sicily from 1713 to 1720, when they were handed the island of Sardinia, over which they would exercise direct rule from then onward.
Through its junior branch of Savoy-Carignano, the House of Savoy led the Italian unification in 1860 and ruled the Kingdom of Italy until 1946. It also ruled the Kingdom of Spain briefly in the 19th century. The Savoyard kings of Italy included Victor Emmanuel II, Umberto I, Victor Emmanuel III, and Umberto II. The last monarch reigned for a few weeks before being deposed following the institutional referendum of 1946, after which the Italian Republic was proclaimed.
For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jefferson Parish Library system consists of 16 locations that stretch from the Lakeshore Branch on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain to the Grand Isle Branch just steps away from the Gulf of Mexico. The library system consists of two large regional libraries and seven branches on each side of the Mississippi River. The East Bank Regional Library serves as library headquarters. More than 200 employees work for the Jefferson Parish Library including librarians, administration and support staff. For more information, contact the library at (504) 838-1100 or www.jefferson.lib.la.us.
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