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The mission of the Polish Cultural Institute and Museum is to collect, exhibit, interpret and disseminate the heritage of the Kashubian Polish Culture.


Blanche Krbechek Visit

At 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 8, Kashubian-American activist Blanche Krbechek will be at the Polish Museum to discuss her latest translated work, “Childhood” (Dzieciństwo) by the great Kashubian author Anna Łajming. Her Polish co-translator, Stanislaw Frymark will also be in attendance. This event is free and open to the public.

Blanche Krbechek is America’s foremost translator of Kashubian Polish literature, and has also spent decades creating traditional Kashubian music, dance, and art in the United States. Stanislaw Frymark is proprietor of the famed Zamek Zaborski bed and breakfast in Kashuba, Poland. Although Blanche and “Stas” are dear friends, their animated conversations with each other are legendary on both sides of the Atlantic. At the same time, both of them are always more than happy to share their extensive knowledge of Kashubian Polish culture and to answer any questions the audience may have.

Anna Łajming (1904-2003) began her literary career in 1958. Her chosen subject was the life of Kashubian Poles between (roughly) 1850 and 1950.  Łajming’s writings are simple and enjoyable to read, and re-create vividly the realities of Kashubian Polish life. At the same time, they contain ideas which challenge her readers to contemplate their own ideas and even their own lives.


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