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The Italian American Society was founded in Peoria, Illinois on October 5, 1929 by seventeen men of Italian descent. At that time, its basic purpose was a fraternal organization dedicated to the welfare of its members. While the Society has evolved through the years, the focus of taking care of each other is as true today as it was then. 

Today the Society's goals center not only on the welfare of its members, but also on that of the community. We continually strive to fulfill the dreams of those original founders by carring on Italian traditions. 

Our hand is extended to those of Italian descent and those desiring to learn more about Italian heritage to join the organization and become an integral part of the Society's future.  ​​​​​​​