Friday, November 13, 2015

Milwaukee Polonia Receives an Award

“Milwaukee Polonia: The Roman Kwasniewski Photographs” collection was awarded the Polish American Congress-Wisconsin Division’s Congressman Clement J. Zablocki “Civic Achievement Award” at an event on Nov. 8, 2015.

Thanksgiving party, 1933
Thanksgiving Party, 1933
The award is given to to individuals and organizations that are making a major difference within the Polish community both here in the Milwaukee area and throughout the state of Wisconsin. It is an honor to be recognized by the community.

Milwaukee Polonia includes over 32,000 images – an extraordinary visual document of Milwaukee’s Polonia from the 1900s to 1940s. This image of a Thanksgiving party is just one tiny slice of what you can find in the collection. Check it out!