Preserving and Celebrating Our Italian Heritage
In order to raise some much needed funds to help pay off the loan for the restoration project, The Victor Alfieri Society will now be hosting a gourmet luncheon the second Thursday of every other month. The cost will be $15.00 per person. This is a reservation only event. The first one will be held Thursday February 12th. If you would like to attend this event please call Joe Guido at 570-955-7469 to make a reservation.
|Organized on March 11, 1911, the Victor Alfieri Literary Society was formed to help young Italian men meet fellow immigrants to help each other find jobs and adjust to American ways. The founders also agreed that the social club should have an Italian name to attract the young immigrants. So it was named after Vittorio Alfieri, a popular playwright and poet who lived in Italy from 1749 to 1803.
But, in accord with Americanizing the club’s members, the writer’s Italian name was Anglicized to “Victor."