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Italian Community Center [edit]
631 E. Chicago St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 223-2800
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Milwaukee's Italian home, the Italian Community Center is just west of Henry Maier Festival Park. View historic photos, enjoy an Italian lunch or dinner at Cafe La Scala. You can event play bocce. Meeting and banquet rooms available. There is also free parking (except during festival events).
Upcoming events

Sept. 17, 2015
Handbags for Justice III

Find a new purse for fall at Handbags for Justice III, presented by Friends of the Benedict Center on Thursday, September 17, at the Italian Conference Center. Festivities begin at 11:15 am with the silent auction of exceptional day, evening and special-purposes bags. A delicious Italian luncheon follows at 12:15 pm. Artisan jewelry, elegant shawls and scarves, as well as men’s designer ties will be available for purchase from three special boutiques. All proceeds benefit the Benedict Center, an interfaith, nonprofit criminal justice agency. The Benedict Center works with women referred by Milwaukee law enforcement for AODA treatment and programming alternatives to incarceration. Benedict Center programs help women gain the economic, academic and personal skills that lead to safer and healthier lives for themselves and their children.

Nov. 7, 2015
Trova I Tuoi Antenati (Find Your Ancestors)

The ICC Culture Committee has collaborated with the Pursuing Our Italian Names Together, Chapter 22, the Italian Community Center Italian Family History Club and the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society to give members and the community an opportunity to research their Italian (or other) heritage.

This will be a chance to spend some time researching online resources that can help answer questions.  Volunteers familiar with doing this type of research will be available to help. 

A few of the main reasons as to why people search for their ancestors:

  • Validate Family Stories – Are those family stories about their ancestors true?
  • Learn About How One's Family Arrived - Did an ancestor come through a port other than New York?  What port did they sail from?
  • Community History – What is the history that helps to understand the families that founded and influenced the community?
  • Find Vital Records Information - When was someone born?  When did they die?  Where did they live?

The event will be held Saturday, November 7th  from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, in classrooms 1 and 2. The cost will be $5.00 plus printing fees* if you would like to take information with you.  There will also be a fee if you would like them sent to an email address.**

Some information that can be searched for includes:

·      Ship Records

·      Census Records

·      Newspaper clippings/stories

·      Military Records

There will be cheese and crackers provided.  Cash bar is available in La Scala.  La Scala Restaurant will also be offering a lunch special for attendees for $10 for a large 16 inch one topping pizza.

*The fee for printing will be .50 per page.

**The fee for emailing will be determined on the amount of information provided.

***There is also a craft and fine arts fair going on simultaneously at the Italian Community Center. ICC Holiday Boutique 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


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