Polish display on at museum
To celebrate 40 years since the opening of the Pahiatua & Districts Museum, the Polish Army League display will be set up by Te Manawa Museum from October 17 to early November.
This display features the reasons for the formation of the local Polish Army League in Palmerston North, and the support it provided the allied Polish soldiers who fought alongside NZ soldiers. This local organisation was spearheaded by Anne Jacques in December 1941 and set up a headquarters at the PDC, now the Plaza.
The Polish soldiers were so grateful for the support they received from this band of women from Palmerston North, that they created an exhibition of Trench Art, and sent it to NZ as a gesture of thanks.
The Pahiatua and Districts’ Museum is pleased to be able to bring this display of Polish artwork to the local community, and is also a fitting celebration to mark 45 years since Poland and New Zealand began formal relations, culminating in the signing of the twin town agreement with Kazimierz recently.
October will be a busy month at the museum, with several groups booked in outside of normal opening hours.
The public is invited to pop in whenever the open sign is out to enjoy this display.
If local community members would like the opportunity to view the display by special arrangement, please contact 376-7445.
Pahiatua & Districts Museum in Sedcole Street, Pahiatua.
The original invitation to the opening of the museum.