…to the internet home of the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana.

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana is a non-profit organization for those who wish the thrill of learning, interacting, and experiencing Italian heritage in a new way.

Members can acquaint themselves with the Italian language. There are courses at the basic and intermediary levels. Italian cooking classes and travels to Italy will soon be available. For those who wish the thrill and excitement of Italian bocce ball, music, dancing, fun and laughter, traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine, we welcome you to join us.


Join the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana at “Serata Italiana” Saturday, October 24th from 6 p.m. to Midnight. It will be held at the Dallara IndyCar Factory, 1201 Main St., Speedway, Ind. Guests will enjoy an evening of Italian food, music, entertainment and fun “Italian style” celebrating Italian Heritage Month and Christopher Columbus.

Serata Italiana ( Italian Evening) will capture the essence of modern day Italy, while honoring our rich history and Columbus Day. All are invited to attend and help celebrate The evening will not only feature a variety of Italian food, but the music of Italy today by “Atmosphere” from Las Vegas, selections from Italian opera and Chad Brown who will entertain you with those Italian American favorites we have all come to know.

Come enjoy all of this, dancing, a cash bar, and more. Tickets are only a low $50 for IHSI members and $75 for non-members.

Proceeds from Serata Italiana will support the IHSI cultural programs, scholarship fund and the Nathan Traupzzano Memorial Foundation. Trapuzzano, an Italian American and active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church was tragically gunned down during his morning walk. Nathan left behind his wife who was pregnant with their unborn child. The Foundation provides financial relief and support to children who have lost a parent due to violence. Committee members include former IHSI President and board member Ralph Tambasco (Chair Person) Dr. Mary Grace Pennella (Assistant Chair), Susan Lew, Carol Faenzi, Claudia Heck, Joe Giacoletti, and Ronald Frazee, (ex offico) and current IHIS President.

For more information join the Serata Italiana event on Facebook at www.facebook.com events/794999760596199. For sponsorship information, please contact: Mary Grace Pennella, mgpdc7@hotmail.com or 317-508-3956 or Susan Lew at 317-691-0139. The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana is a non-profit organization.