Please mark your calendars for the following programs to be held later this year.

Celebrating our Veterans  – Stories of the Lost

Friday November 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Veterans’ Day is Monday, November 11. Join us to hear Casa Italia Genealogy Manager Jennifer Holik talk about Stories of the Lost, which is a continuation of Finishing the Story. Learn how you can tell the stories of your soldiers who returned home or died in service. After the lecture enjoy light refreshments as you mix, mingle, share stories, and explore the museum.

Fee: $10 per person.  Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. You will go home with handouts filled with resources to help trace your family’s genealogy and locate military records.

Please note: We are seeking copies of stories, records, photos, and other items documenting Italian American soldiers and their families in all wars. Please consider bringing copies of these items to the meeting to be added to the Casa Italia Genealogy Collection in conjunction with the records for the Veterans Museum.

Family Reading Night

Thursday, November 21, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Chandelier Room

Casa Italia’s genealogy department is trying something brand new! We are participating in the Illinois State Library’s Annual Family Reading Night. If you have kids in grade school you have probably heard of, or attended this event at your children’s school. More details will follow but save the date!