The Polish Heritage Society normally meets in the morning on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June. Unfortunately that is an inconvenient schedule for second and third generation Polish Americans who work, but would like to participate in the goal of learning about and perpetuating our Polish Heritage. This month there will be an evening meeting in addition to the morning session.
On Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the library, Sara Zak will talk about the evolution of the Polish community in Suffield which started in the 1890s. She will share her findings from the Federal Censuses taken in 1900, 1910 and 1920 using her Zak-Kreczko Family as a theoretical example of a typical Polish immigrant family. This is intended to spark discussion about what second (and third) generation Polish Americans would like to know about their Suffield ancestors. Discussion will feed into the plan for the Polish Heritage Society’s contribution to the 350th Anniversary project, The Biography of a Town, Vol.2. (See the Dec. 2018/Jan. 2019 issue of the Observer for details of that project.) Snow date for this meeting is Wednesday, February 20. Please register for this meeting by calling KML.
The usual morning meeting of the Polish Heritage Society will be held on Wednesday, Feb 6 at 10 a.m. in the Ambulance Center. Our guest will be Jacek Bucior, also known as Jack and co-owner of Suffield Pizza and Family Restaurant. Born in Poland and currently a resident of Suffield, Jack will talk about his birth home and his immigration to the United States. If schools are closed in case of a winter weather event, this meeting will be cancelled and rescheduled to a new date.