Wanda Walasek, President
Ann Arbor Chapter of Polish American Congress (AAPAC) invites its members, friends and all interested to the lecture:
“A Well-Worn Path: Migration from Two Villages in Galicia, 1898-1924” presented by Particia Yocum
October 21, 2016 at 7 pm
Ann Arbor District Library Downtown
AADL Freespace, 3rd floor
343 S. Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
At the height of the transatlantic migration Dobrzechów and Kożuchów, two villages in in modern-day Podkarpackie Province, Poland, sent many of their people to America. Nearly 300 of these people, entering at New York City from 1898 to 1924, have been identified in Ellis Island records. Using ship manifests, filled out as the travelers boarded their ships, two studies examined who these migrants were, where they were going and whom they were joining. The patterns which emerged suggest a great deal about the nature of immigration during the period of study as well as the forces which propelled it.
Patricia Yocum is librarian emerita at the University of Michigan and a long-time member of AAPAC. A native of Utica, N.Y., she earned a B.A. in English literature from Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton, and M.A. in English literature and A.M.L.S. from the University of Michigan. In retirement she has pursued research into Polish immigration history especially that from Galicia. Her papers dealing with migration from Dobrzechów and Kożuchów have been published in Polish American Studies. She is currently researching the life these villagers led post-arrival in the United States, focusing on those who went to Thorndike, Massachusetts. It is also important to mention that Pat is a long time member of AA PAC.
All are welcome!
Polish American Congress, Ann Arbor Chapter
Next Polish Mass will take place on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 7:00 PM in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2270 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
October: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, (19 children’s film festival; 26 Thanksgiving)
December: 3, 10
Time: Saturday, September 24th @ 4pm
Place: MIGIZI Frontier Cabin, Brighton Recreation Area, 6360 Chilson Rd, Howell, MI 48843
The cabin sleeps 20 and is rented for an overnight stay rom Saturday till Sunday. If you would like to spend the night there, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. On Saturday, before the bonfire, everyone is welcome to join around 12 noon for a walk around the lake. The bonfire will start at 4pm. Participants please bring food, sausages and various drinks to share. Our thanks to Adam Filipiak for generous yearly donation of firewood.
Time: Sunday, August 14/2016 @ 2pm
Place: Central Shelter, Dexter Huron Metropark, 6535 Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI 48130
As usually our picnic is a potluck event, so please bring a dish and a beverage to share. Sausages, soft drinks and tableware will be provided by AA PAC We are excited to introduce the silent auction during this year picnic. You can win the “mystery basket” by purchasing 1$ ruffle ticket (or 6 for 5$). Please join this fundraising, because its proceeds will help finance various activities of our organization. Also, be prepared for a Metropark 10$ entrance fee (1 car, cash only).
Next Polish Mass will take place on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 7:00 PM in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2270 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
We encourage all our members and friends to support the University of Michigan Polish Student Association by participating in their annual Wolverine Charity Ball on January 30th, 2016 at 7 pm in the Palmer Commons Building. More details on the Polish Student Association Facebook page.
Polska Szkoła w Ann Arbor invites all Polish speaking families with children to a Children’s Carnival Ball, Bal Karnawałowy dla Dzieci. February 6, 2016 at 4-6 pm Geddess Lake Condominiums Club House, 3000 Lakehaven Ann Arbor 48105.
Tickets: $3 per person or $10 per family.