Polish Constitution Day 2015

On May 3, 1791 Poland became the second nation in history to adopt a written constitution. Although the Polish nation has suffered much afterward, Polish Constitution Day lives forever in Polish hearts. Winona’s Kashubian Poles first celebrated this event in 1890 with parades and a speech by Hieronim Derdowski, editor of Winona’s Polish newspaper, Wiarus. Our celebration on Saturday, May 2, 2015 began with a social hour from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the Polish Museum’s Morrison Annex. Dinner was at 6:00 pm, followed by a speech from Dr. Joseph Hughes of Springfield, MO. The speech can be viewed on Youtube.

About Józef Jan Hughes

Native of Oak Creek, WI now living (26 years and counting), in Springfield, MO. Son of ex-Winonans Raymond and Laura (Bambenek) Hughes; half Kashubian Polish on Mom's side. In honor of my grandfather Jan Karol "John C." Bambenek (1891-1966) I'm trying out the Polish spelling for a while.

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