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The forming of associations in Tolfa, as we know from its history, has played an important part in our society. The first volontary associations go back to the early years of the 16th century and had a religious basis. They were the Brotherhoods that, over time, played a very important social and cultural role. For centuries, they maintained traditions that would otherwise have been lost. One of these Brotherhoods, the Santissima Nome di Dio (The Most Holy Name of God) was founded in the early 1500s. Through voluntary work, it created a hospital for local people, as well as for outsiders and in particular for the workers in the alum quarries. The hospital, which continued to function until the 1920s, introduced some innovative forms of health management, such as the distribution of medicines and home visits to the sick, rather than hospitalization.
In the early 1800s, as we know from the noted German archaeologist, Otto Bendhorf, who passed time in our town, there was a “noble historical society” that was dedicated to archaeology and the conservation of the Etruscan necropoli, as well as the creating of collection of ancient artefacts.
Tolfa’s Mucical Band was created in the second half of the 1800s, the Agesci Scouting Association in the 1930s, and  the Archaeological Group in the 1970s