Monday, September 26, 2011

Italians in the Chicago Area

Tinley Moraine Genealogists will present "Italians in the Chicago Area" with speaker Dominic Candeloro at its November 3, 2011 meeting. Here are the details:

TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 6:15PM
BUSINESS MEETING AT 6:45PM
PROGRAM BEGINS AT 7:00PM
Guests are Welcome (Admission is free)

LOCATION: TINLEY PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
7851 Timber Drive
(80th Avenue and 180th Street)
Tinley Park, Illinois

Italians have been a part of Chicago and its surrounding communities since the 1850s. There will be a slide show review of the history and culture of Italians in Chicago and a Review of how to learn more. The presenters books will be available for purchase.

Dominic Candeloro was born in Chicago Heights. He graduated from Bloom High School, Northwestern (BA) and University of Illinois (Phd). He served as Director of the Italians in Chicago Project at UIC from 1978 to 1981. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy in 1982-83. He was an administrator at Governor State University from 1983-1995 and an Assistant to the Mayor of Chicago Heights from 1995-2003. Currently, he is the Curator of Casa Italia Library and the author of four books about Italians in Chicago.

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