October "Polish American Heritage Month"
A National Celebration of Polish History, Culture and Pride!
From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz, President
Polish American Cultural Center
National Chairman
Polish American Heritage Month Committee
308 Walnut Street • Philadelphia, PA 19106 • (215) 922-1700

Dear Members, Friends and Supporters,

Since 1608, when the first Polish settlers arrived at Jameston, VA, Polish people have been an important part of America's history and culture. In 2010, Polish Americans will mark the 29th Anniversary of the founding of Polish American Heritage Month, an event which began in Philadelphia, PA, and became a national celebration of Polish history, culture and pride. During 2010, we will also mark the 231st Anniversary of the death of General Casimir Pulaski, Father of the American Cavalry.

You are asked to spread the word about Polish American Heritage Month events in your local community and invite people to view the information which is linked below, including:

There is always something happening in the Polish American community across the United States. It's great to see that Polish American history and pride are well represented in the "Great Mosaic of America". One way that you can help us spread the word is by welcoming family and friends to join the Museum's email list. The guest book registration form is on the home page of the Museum's Internet site at: PolishAmericanCenter.com.

As you read the articles in the Polish American News, I ask that you spread the word to others. Your participation is always appreciated. My best wishes to you and yours for an enjoyable Polish American Heritage Month celebration!