Immigration: The Polish Provide Philadelphia With History

Immigration: The Polish Provide Philadelphia With History

Poland’s presence may have even preceded Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Newfoundland with the navigation of the mysterious John Scolvus, sometimes referred to as John of Kolno. While a lack of records make this a disputable claim, it is clear that the Polish have aided America since its very beginning. “The bond between Poland and […]

 By Amay Smith and Christina Trinh

Port Richmond: Award-Winning, Polish-American String Band

Port Richmond: Award-Winning, Polish-American String Band

  [vimeo 24823567] Founded in 1933 by Joseph Jankowski, the Polish American String Band has been entertaining audiences, both young and old, for decades with its traditional, powerful polka sound. Headquartered on the corner of East Westmoreland and Salmon streets, the band upholds the Slavic heritage of its members in the predominately Polish neighborhood of […]