The 1st Annual Polish Pottery Festival was a great success!
With over 3000 visitors and perfect weather, everyone had a wonderful time.
Mark you calendar for next year:
2nd Saturday in June
June 14, 2014
Great Polish Food and Fun for the whole family!
Cultural booth with interesting information about Poland and other Eastern European countries, languages, etc.
Representatives from Life in a Jar, The Irena Sendlerowa Progect. Irena Sendlerowa was a Polish Roman Catholic nurse/social worker who served in the Polish Underground during World War II, and also as head of the children's section of Zegota, an underground resistance organization in German-occupied Warsaw. Protestant kids from rural Kansas working on a history project discovered this amazing woman who saved 2500 Jewish children. Some of them will be on hand to share her story. Visit www.irenasendler.com for more info.
Strawberry Hill Museum
Local and regional Polish Pottery retailers from Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa featuring:
- Pet pedestal dishes
- Jewelry from Polish Pottery shards
- Amber jewelry
- Glass kugels and witch balls from Poland and Romania
- Lithuanian candle houses
- Polish Pottery tablecloths and aprons
Polish Pottery Stamping - Try your hand at stamping your own pattern using stamps and ink on paper!
Polish Pottery Exchange - You asked for it, so here it is! Have you changed direction in your collection? Have a couple of pieces that don't quite fit in any more? Always on the lookout for an unusual piece or pattern? The Polish Pottery Exchange booth is where people bring Polish Pottery pieces they want to "exchange". The collector receives cash back or store credit for the pieces they bring which can be used to buy pieces other collectors have brought to the Exchange, or for other purchases.Find out more info at Polish Pottery Exchange.
Poppies (Poland's national flower), seeds and plants
Music provided by a strolling accordian player and a local violin trio