Faces of the Polish Diaspora

"Faces of Polish Diaspora: People of Hamtramck" is a new exhibit opening Nov. 12 and running through December at the museum. The opening will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Museum. The exhibition features the works of Anna Muller, of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and photographer Tomek Zerek. For months they have been interviewing and photographing Polish immigrants and the descendants of immigrants to feature in this exhibit. Dr. Ted Radzilowski, of the Piast Institute, will speak at 6:30 p.m. on "Emigration: The Polish Experience." Greg Kowalski, chairman of the Hamtramck Historical Commission, will speak at 7 p.m. on "How Poles Transformed Hamtramck."  At 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, a family workshop, "Once Upon a Time," will be held at the Hamtramck Public Library, followed by a presentation "My Own Hamtramck," by Zerek also at the library. At 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Muller will conduct a workshop "Oral History Lessons" at the museum. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the Polish Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Poland.