Tag: Italian American Studies Association

Our Town: The Italian fisher community comes alive again

Our Town: The Italian fisher community comes alive again

| May 13, 2018

By HARRIETT BURT Martinez News-Gazette Contributor Editor’s Note: Once again a planned column topic had to be postponed for what could be called breaking history news, the Italian American Studies Association (IASA) tour of Martinez Italian fisher family communities in the late 19th and 20th centuries at Granger’s Wharf and on “Island Hill” overlooking it. […]

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IASA: There’s often more to the story than we know

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

By HARRIETT BURT Martinez Gazette Contributor Last Sunday’s historic tour of the Italian fishing community in the late 19th and first half of the 20th century was sponsored by a group unfamiliar to this writer – the Italian American Studies Association. Founded in 1966 by a group of historians, educators, sociologists and other interested persons, […]

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At Home With Vivian: Time for  a walk

At Home With Vivian: Time for a walk

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Italian American Studies Association could not have picked a better day to go for a walk. I appreciated the beautiful spring day as we strolled through the old part of town and down to Grangers Wharf last Sunday. The sun was shining and the birds were singing. My husband Jeff and I had a […]

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Martinez Italian-American History Walk Sunday

Martinez Italian-American History Walk Sunday

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A walking tour Sunday will give participants a glimpse into Martinez’s history as home to families of Italian fishermen. This is the first such tour organized by the Western Regional Chapter of the Italian American Studies Association, said Mary Patricia Goodman, a member of the Martinez Historical Society and participant in Sunday’s […]

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