Since 1608, when the first Polish settlers arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, Polish people have been an important part of the American dream of freedom and prosperity without oppression. October is Polish Heritage Month, and the Polish American Librarians Association urges librarians everywhere to visit the Polish American Heritage Committee’s website for information about how libraries can celebrate the contributions of Poles to American history and culture.
On the website you will find numerous “Things to Do During Polish American Heritage Month,” including the 2016 coloring contest artwork for schools and Heritage Month posters that can be downloaded and printed for display at your library. Contact the Heritage Committee, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 215-922-1700, located at the Polish American Cultural Center Museum, 308 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.
You don’t have to be Polish to celebrate Polish Heritage Month!