What a strange year it has been! Every time we had a newsletter ready to send with details of upcoming events, Covid-19 regulations put a hold on proceedings.
The good news is these exhibitions are still available to view, leading into 2021; please see details below.
Events coming up:
Pahiatua Afternoon Tea: Sunday 1st November 2020
We invite Pahiatua ‘children’ and their families to an informal gathering at the museum on Sunday 1st November from 2-3.30pm. The welcome is at 2pm. The Upper Gallery will reopen afterwards.
Experience a Polish Christmas workshop: Sundays 6 & 20 December 2020
Enjoy family fun creating your own paper and wool Christmas decorations to take home after the presentation. It starts at 2pm and finishes at 4pm and is for ages 7-adult. The cost is $8 per person and includes all materials provided (cash or internet banking is available, sorry no Eftpos). Bookings are preferred; please contact museum staff by phone or email.
Exhibitions still running:
The Silent Unseen
Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography. Elite forces Cichociemni or The Silent Unseen trained secretly in exile to be parachuted behind enemy lines, joining Polish resistance during occupation in WW2.
Part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. Hunted by the Germans during WW2, spymaster Ron Jeffery escaped enemy opposition, helped by the Polish Resistance. This highly decorated soldier-spy migrated to Auckland after the war.
2020 The Year of – Leopold Tyrmand
He was a 20th Century writer who was captured in WW2, chronicled Warsaw life under communist rule and popularised jazz in Poland.
The Battle of Warsaw
This history-making victory for the Poles meant continued independence after World War 1 and ended Red Army plans to spread the communist revolution to Western Europe.
All gatherings and events at PHTM are subject to current Covid-19 regulations, so please contact museum staff if you have any concerns as to the current status. The Polish Museum in Howick, New Zealand Facebook page is updated regularly to keep track of all this, where possible.
Ellen and Lynette
Polish Heritage Trust Museum,125 Elliot Street, Howick 2014 Auckland, New Zealand
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 – 4 Sunday 12 – 5 ph/fax +64 9 533 3530 mob. 021 107 0169
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