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Italian Museum Tour
Italian Museum Tour

Sat, May 18


Los Angeles

Italian Museum Tour

Join the SCGS Italian Interest Group for a docent-led tour of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m., followed by a no-host lunch and/or wine tasting at Maddalena Restaurant at the historic San Antonio Winery in downtown LA.

Time & Details

May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

Los Angeles, 644 N. Main St. Los Angeles 90012

About the Event

The SCGS Italian Interest Group will meet on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. for a docent-led tour at the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA). Newcomers are welcome to attend.

Attendees will learn about the history of the 5,000-square-foot museum in downtown Los Angeles, which was built in 1908 as a community center. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is among the oldest remaining structures from Los Angeles's Little Italy. IAMLA's exhibitions present the Southern California Italian American experience with an emphasis on Los Angeles, a story that is inextricably linked to the region itself and represents a unique chapter of the Italian American diaspora.

The museum's temporary exhibit, Louis Prima: Rediscovering an Italian Icon, is currently on display through October 13. It explores the life and legacy of bandleader Louis Prima, a skilled jazzman, prolific songwriter, and extraordinary performer. Admission is free, but donations help support this cultural gem.

After the tour (at about noon), group members are invited to Maddalena Restaurant at the historic San Antonio Winery, located at 737 Lamar Street, Los Angeles, for a casual, “no-host” lunch and/or wine tasting, where we can socialize and get to know one another better.

Important: RSVP to (please copy and paste the address) by Wednesday, May 1, with the number of people in your party if you wish to attend the tour and/or the lunch. Indicate whether you will attend one or both activities. We need an accurate headcount in advance of the tour. For more information about the IAMLA, visit

To learn more about Maddalena Restaurant and the San Antonio Winery, visit angeles/maddalena-restaurant/.

All are welcome. Bring a guest, significant other, or family member.

Unisciti a noi! (Join us!)

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