Remembering Polish Town: A History of Polish Americans in Rochester Remembering Polish Town is an interactive multimedia presentation that explores the colorful history and culture of Rochester's Polish community. Based on writings and research conducted by local historian Kathleen Urbanic, the presentation tells the story of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and the Polish immigrant neighborhood that formed around it. By exploring archival images and video interviews in the presentation, users can: Learn about the history of St. Stanislaus Church and how it serves as the spiritual heart of Rochester's Polish community Learn about St. Stanislaus School and explore class pictures from years gone by. Take an interactive tour of St. Stanislaus Church and learn how the interior decoration reflects the parish's Polish heritage. Witness parishioners' love and devotion to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church through the successful Church Restoration Campaign (1998-2004). Explore the old Polish neighborhood and learn what it was like to live there. Learn about the strong connection between Rochester's Polish community and the Polish homeland. Learn how today's local Polish community is still unified through culture and heritage. Remembering Polish Town was shown at the Rochester Museum & Science Center in an exhibit titled Under the Wings of the White Eagle: Polish American Heritage in Rochester (September 2005 - June 2006).
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Polish Americans--New York (State)--Rochester; St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Rochester, N.Y.)--History; Rochester (N.Y.)--History
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Bulmahn, James, "Remembering Polish Town: A History of Polish Americans in Rochester" (2006). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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