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AMERICAN COMMUNITY PAST & PRESENT
|commitment to the spirit of Polonia.
They observe some Polish customs, have varying degrees of proficiency in
the Polish language, and are interested in and knowledgeable about the
history and culture of both Poland and Polonia. Some generously
share this enthusiasm and expertise with others through participation in
civic commemorations, flag-raisings, concerts, polka dances, and folk festivals.
continues to contribute to the cultural and historical life of Lowell,
a city that honors stories such as those of Polonia.
THE LOWELL POLISH CULTURAL COMMITTEE
Polonia: The Greater Lowell Polish American Community, Past and Present coincides with the Bicentennial of Poland's Constitution. Focusing on five broad themes: Time and Place, Soul and Spirit, Progress and Participation, Work and Play, and Words and Music, the exhibit presents the uniquely Polish thread that is woven into Lowell's multi-cultural tapestry. The Lowell Polish Cultural Committee hopes to show the vibrancy and growth of Polonia through the years, the contributions of its members to their own ethnic community as well as that of Greater Lowell, and both constancy and change within this defined community. The importance of churches and civic organizations and values and traditions of Polonia, are apparent in the exhibit. While certain leaders or prominent members of this community may be deservedly recognized, the exhibit's focus is on Polonia as a whole and meant to be a tribute to all her members.
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