The Italian-American Historical Society of Connecticut

Our Mission:
To embrace and preserve the history of our immigrant ancestors. This will allow future generations to more fully understand and appreciate past efforts and sacrifices which made it possible for us to be where we are today.

Founded as the Italian-American Historical Society of Greater New Haven, Inc. on June 15, 1979, its purpose as a society was to cel­ebrate and perpetuate the concept of the Italian heritage in America.

The society is now known as the Italian-American Historical Society of Connecticut.

Written & Oral Histories
Written & Oral Histories

It recognizes the accomplishments and the history of Italian Americans through the preservation of documents, artifacts, photographs, and videotaped oral histories.

The public is welcomed to visit our exhibits and library in the Ethnic Heritage Center at South­ern Connecticut State University located at 270 Fitch Street, New Haven, CT 06515.

Historical Archives
Historical Archives

What We Do

  • We publish a quarterly newsletter “La Storia”,
  • Annually honor an outstanding member of our community
  • Sponsor pro­grams
  • Conduct Italian language and genealogy classes
  • Hold special events to promote our mission.


La Storia
La Storia
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