About the IHC

Our Mission

The Center is committed and dedicated to:

1) The preservation and promotion of our Italian heritage, culture and history;

2) Maintaining a vital repository of and being an important resource for information about Italy and the Italian  experience in America;

3) Social, charitable, benevolent, and educational endeavors;

4) Teaching the Italian language and the history of Italy and Italian immigration to Maine and offering instruction on the significant contributions Italians have made to the Arts, Sciences and Humanities; and

5) Fostering the sharing & handing down of customs, traditions & cuisine from generation to generation.