Activities

Publications

The Society publishes a newsletter, La Storia, four times a year. It contains articles on fascinating and distinguished people, historical and statistical information and personal experiences. Submissions are accepted from professionals and members of the Society.

Meetings

Scheduled general meetings are open to non-members. Inter-ethnic meetings are held occasionally, presenting either entertainment programs, or lectures on common concerns and interests.

Workshop(s)

A genealogy workshop meets monthly offering information on how and where to search for ancestral records.

Socials

An annual award dinner is held to honor a person of outstanding achievement.

Special trips are planned to museums and theatres, and to places of historical or cultural interest to Italians.

The Society is a non-profit organization maintained by volunteers, and is funded solely by gifts, bequests and membership dues. If you share our interests and would enjoy the opportunity to preserve and strengthen your ties to your history, culture and traditions, we invite you to join us by filling out the application provided herein.

PUBLIC SERVICES

All of the valuable data in the archives is available to everyone for research or enjoyment. Chaperoned school tours are welcomed and encouraged. Admission is free.

ACQUISITIONS

Through the generous donations of private families and institutions like Southern Connecticut State University, the Society has accrued an impressive collection consisting of: personal papers, genealogies and photographs, a library of books, news-papers and periodicals, and many artifacts.

Interviews with those who have lived interesting lives, or who can recall past events, or share a bit of nostalgia are recorded on audio and video tapes and are included in the collection.

PURPOSE

Founded in 1979, the Italian American Historical Society of Connecticut devotes its time to researching, recording and preserving the centuries-old history, culture and traditions of the Italian people.