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September 2018 events

Upcoming events for September 2018:


Thursday, September 6, 2018 6:30 P.M. in Polish Center of Wisconsin, Veterans Room

Polish/Kaszube Emigration and Immigration to Milwaukee
“One Story with Three Strains”

You are cordially invited to attend this lecture to be held in the Veterans Room of the Polish Center of Wisconsin. This event is free and open to the public.

Special attention will be paid to the Jones Island Kaszube settlement of fishermen who arrived from the Hel Peninsula in the Gdansk region of Poland beginning in the 1870’s. We will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Church, one of the oldest Polish urban churches in the United States. And lastly, the audience will be treated to a special discussion by the Deputy Director of the recently opened Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Poland, who will focus on its goals, programs and future projects.

Moderator: Dr. Angela Pienkos, Educator, Past President of the Polish American Historical Association, and Past Executive Director of the Polish Center of Wisconsin.

Our Distinguished Panel of Speakers Includes:
Prof. Anne Gurnack, Professor Emerita (Political Science), University of Wisconsin Parkside;
Abbe George Baird, Administrator St. Stanislaus Church of Milwaukee;
Sebastian Tyrakowski, Deputy Director of the Emigration Museum in Gdynia Poland.

Two articles worth reading before the discussion:
Jones Island Fishing Village, 1898” by Jeff Beutner (2016)
The story behind Kaszube’s Park: Milwaukee’s smallest, strangest piece of public land
by Tyler Maas (2017)


September 7-9 at Loyola University Chicago

75th Anniversary of Polish American Historical Association (PAHA)

The program, registration materials and other information about the 3-day conference celebrating PAHA’s history and achievements are available on the PAHA website, PAHA NewsBlog and the letter from PAHA President, prof. Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz. We remember her from “The Story of Polish and East European Exiles in the United States After World War II” she told the members of PAC-Wisconsin Division and other guests of Polish Center of Wisconsin in November 2017.

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