Jamestown Commemoration-October 1

First Polish Settlers

A schedule of activities follows:

3:00 pm Arrival at Jamestown Settlement and start of tour of outdoor interpretive areas at Jamestown Settlement and Glasshouse

4:00 pm Guided tour of indoor galleries and exhibits (time for breaks, visits to gift shop, etc.)

5:30 pm Wreath laying ceremony at the plaque honoring the first Poles, dedicated by the Polish Falcons on the occasion of the 350th anniversary.

6:20 pm Move indoors for continuation of program, remarks, musical selections provided by the Polish Singers Alliance of America and a gala concluding reception.

8:30 pm Conclusion.

In conjunction with the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Poles, the Polish American Congress will hold its semi-annual National Council of Directors meeting at the Marriott Hotel, 50 Kingsland Road, Williamsburg, VA, on Thursday and Friday, October 2 & 3, 2008. Come and see the Polish American Congress in action!

President George W. Bush and Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain have been invited, as well as Tim Kaine, the Governor of Virginia. Representatives of the Polish Government are expected in addition to His Excellency Robert Kupiecki, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland.

Like the early settlers, the Polish American Congress—founded more than 60 years ago in response to the communist take-over in Poland—continues to be a voice for Poland and the Polish community in America. The Polish American Congress not only closely monitors developments in Poland, but also continues to educate the American public and its leadership on issues of greatest concern to our community. Join the Polish American Congress on Wednesday, October 1, 2008, in Jamestown, VA, as together we recognize 400 years of the Polish contribution to these United States of America. Individuals and bus groups wishing to make reservations for the tour and reception, should contact Mrs. Camille Kopielski, Jamestown Coordinator, Polish American Congress, phone: 773-763-9944.

For additional information, visit the Polish American Congress website: www.polamcon.org and http://www.jamestown2007.org/

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