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”
From the PAC-Wisconsin website: 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.