John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
The Polish Women's Alliance of America will host a display of 100 years of their newspaper "Glos Polek" at the Polish Center of Wisconsin in Franklin, Wisconsin, located at 6941 S. 68th St., 53132. The exhibit can be visited May 6, 2011 until June 27, 2011, with an opening reception on Friday, May 6,2011 from 7-9 PM. PWAA officers and dignitaries will attend. The communitry is also invited to attend this free celebration.
Polish Women's Alliance of America was founded in 1898, when women could not get life insurance. Through the last 113 years, the PWAA has held many fraternal activities and helped with many Polish causes in America and Poland.
Come and see the history of PWAA through the Glos Polek newspapers. The "Voice of their Own" display was at the Chicago Polish Museum and will travel throughout the United States in the next year. We hope that you will come to the Polish Center of Wisconsin and see this amazing display of history.
Funding is provided by Polsih Women's Alliance Education & Charitable Foundation. Additional support is provided by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council and private contributions. The Polish Women's Alliance of America's web page is: www.pwaa.org.