Personeni family
Personeni Family
Andrea & Maria with sons Phil & Louis. ~ 1918
There are over 800 families listed in the western Nevada County phone books with Italian surnames and there are probably that many families here with Italian heritage that do not carry the Italian name due to marriage etc. Each and every one of these families share a common ancestry, our forefathers came from Italy. We all have heard stories from our parents and grandparents who came to the USA with little money, not speaking the language just willing to work hard and improving their lives.

Why it is important.

Through your membership in the Nevada County Italian Cultural Foundation we hope to keep these stories alive and pass them on to future generations of American Italians. Your membership will allow us to support the Italian Festival each year, sponsor lectures or meetings with people who can bring our history to light and keep our traditions alive, and fund scholarships for people interested in the all things Italian. We hope to have every member who wants to share their history with others in this community with this website available to them. There are probably connections here in this community that you are not aware of. Please take advantage of this membership to bring in the younger generation to celebrate their roots.

Membership application

Your membership in the Foundation will be fun, interesting and will bring back we hope many good memories. Come join us.

Download membership application

Local companies supporting the Nevada County Italian Cultural Foundation through generous discounts to members with their membership card.

Grande Wood

10% Off any regular priced
item in stock.

Grande Wood Designs
998 Plaza Drive,
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-3301
Hills Flat Lumber

Hills Flat Lumber Co
380 Railroad Ave,
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-6171

Excellence Guaranteed

Any repair over $25.00 will
receive 10% off of parts and labor.

Excellence Guaranteed
Certified Automotive Repair
780B S. Auburn,
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-5947
B & C

5% off any total purchase
any day of the week.

B. & C. True Value Home & Garden Center
2032 Nevada City Hwy,
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-6105
Weiss Brothers Nursery

10% off any time, any day.

Weiss Brothers Nursery
615 Maltman Drive,
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-5814