The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society of the Washington, D.C. Area was established in June 2000 by a small group of Abruzzesi and Molisani (natives and descendants of immigrants) who eventually settled in the Washington D.C. area.
Although the community of Italians and Italian-Americans in the Washington D.C. area is rather modest, it has a relatively large number of Abruzzesi and Molisani who recognized the need to foster the cultural heritage of these two regions (and Italy).
The Society welcomes anyone to join us who has an interest in preserving and sharing in the rich traditions and values that are unique to Abruzzo, Molise, and Italy.
WITH THANKS TO ROMEO SABATINI AND RYAN TURNER
The Society dedicates its new website to Romeo Sabatini, who worked tirelessly for over 10 years developing and maintaining our original site; and to Ryan A. Turner who, in honor of his grandmother Rosemarie Antonelli Turner (whose father Frank emigrated from Abruzzo), gifted the Society with funds to develop this new site. The Society is grateful for Romeo’s time and Ryan’s generosity which bridges the past with the future for the benefit of all AMHS members and friends.