1912 – Italian Workingmen’s Club Founded

On this date the Italian Workingmen’s Club was founded in Madison. Originally known as the Lavoratori Siciliani Mutuo Soccorso e Beneficenza, the club assisted members’ families. It is the oldest active Italian club operating in the U.S. now houses the Greenbush Bar in its basement, and the Club still meets (2009) upstairs. [Source: , p.12]