The History of the
Amerigo Vespucci Society
In 1875, seven Italian immigrants settled in the City of Long Branch, NJ. They experienced hard times and life was even more difficult because of their language barrier. These seven individuals decided to unite with the Italian people of Long Branch and the surrounding areas to form a society. Later on these seven individuals grew in number and 15 became founders.
In 1893, there were a total of 46 members who voted to incorporate a society which was later named the Amerigo Vespucci Society of Mutual Aid. It was approved by law in the state of New Jersey in April 13, 1893. The first President was Eduardo D'Ambrosi.
This society is one of the oldest Italian Societies. We respect and obey all laws and strive for equality for all brothers. We enjoy the happiness and the sorrow of our adopted AMERICA. We honor our Italian heritage.