COM.IT.ES of San Francisco and the Italian American Heritage Foundation San Jose are excited to announce a new website dedicated to California’s Italian and Italian American experience. The Online Almanac of the History of the Italians of California (thealmanac.online) will launch on April 5, 2021. We invite all Italifornians© to become Members and...

January 21/ Thursday / Columbus presentation by Richard DiGiacomo / 7pm PDT. Click here to join. Organized by the Italian American Heritage Foundation. Zoom Presentation by Richard DiGiacomo, regarding his research and book, The Critics of Columbus, The Character Assassination of a Great Explorer. This is a rescheduling of his October talk. Richard...

This time of year the Italian American Heritage Foundation’s cultural center on Fourth Street in San Jose normally would be welcoming guests for holiday dinners, cooking lessons, talks on traditions and history plus a boutique packed with goods for gift-giving. But the center has been quiet since March, with the pandemic canceling all such indoor a...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

On Tuesday, March 19,  the Italian American Heritage Foundation hosted its annual event in honor of St. Joseph, the city of San Jose’s patron saint. The focus is the St. Joseph Table, a feast for the community, with all attendees welcome. The tradition has its roots in Sicily, where peasants appealed to St. Joseph to ease a famine. Their prayers an...

Mark your calendars for the Italian Family Festa at History Park San Jose on August 25 and 26, 2018. Then come and enjoy Italian festivities, food, music, culture, activities and fun! Click here if you'd like to join our volunteer family! Check out the full schdule of activities. ENTERTAINMENT: ALFIO is BACK!! One show only, Sunday, August 26, 4:00...

The controversial Christopher Columbus statue located inside San Jose's City Hall building was removed and placed into a hall of the Italian American Heritage Foundation on Saturday, according to the City Hall building manager. At the City Council meeting on Jan. 30, Mayor Sam Liccardo and the City Council decided on a six-week deadline to remove t...

Enter to win tickets to the World of Italian Opera Christmas concert and buffet dinner on Friday, December 1 at the Italian American Heritage Foundation located at 425 N. Fourth Street in San Jose. This special event starts at 6pm for no host cocktails and holiday boutique followed by a dinner buffet and music from the World of opera. Two lucky win...

We petition to have the statue of Christopher Columbus located in the lobby of San Jose City Hall to remain in its present location. The statue of Christopher Columbus was given to the City of San Jose in 1958 by the Civic Club. This beautiful marble statue depicts a brave explorer who found a new route to the Americas. Christopher Columbus used th...

Friday, Feb 17, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. IAHF Cultural Center - 425 N. Fourth Street - San Jose, CA 95112. $55 members, $60 non-members. RSVP TODAY Singles, Family, Friends and Members! You don’t want to miss this incredible performance by Matt Helm, Friday, February 17. We will be enjoying an evening of dining, entertainment and raffles. Each year we pro...