OUR HISTORICAL NARRATIVE
Beginning in Little Italy and extending to the broader community, Convivio is preserving San Diego’s Italian American historical narrative and creating a lasting historical tableau through education, research, archival work, heritage projects, exhibitions, and events. At Amici House Social Center—Little Italy’s community hub—guests can learn about local Italian history and participate in diverse programs and events.
The Little Italy Heritage Commission, our heritage-oversight committee, serves as an advisory group overseeing aspects of heritage programs and projects for the Little Italy neighborhood to ensure the enclave’s history is preserved for generations to come.
ITALIAN DIGITAL HISTORY INITIATIVE
The current cornerstone of Convivio’s preservation focus is the Italian Digital History Initiative, established in 2006, which preserves the local Italian community’s heritage through photographs, documents, oral histories, and other new-media resources. In addition, a new docuseries, The Italians of San Diego, will focus on the evolution of the community from the beginning of the Italian colony through today’s revitalization of the Little Italy enclave.
MONA LISA 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Produced by Convivio.
Directed by John B. Mangiapane.
View our documentary on the Little Italy restaurant and deli celebrating 50 years of dedication and service to the neighborhood.
HOST YOUR SHOEBOX NIGHT
Are you part of a community group looking to preserve your individual and collective materials? Our preservation team can come speak to your group about how to properly preserve your historical artifacts, and they will lead a digitizing session for you as well! Contact us for more information! Enjoy a lively atmosphere while we digitize your artifacts for inclusion in the Italian Digital History Initiative.
READ OUR PUBLICATIONS
Available through Convivio, online, or at your local bookstore. All proceeds benefit Convivio.