Archive for July, 2011

An American Hero turns 90, Sto Lot! John Glenn-pictures from the Polish Cultural Garden, 1973

Monday, July 18th, 2011











An American Hero turns 90 on July 18th, 2011

Sto Lot!  John Glenn.

A few archive items from the 28th Annual One World Day, August 12, 1973, held in the Polish Cultural Garden.  The guest speaker was Col. John Glenn, Astronaut.
Celebrating Copernicus 500th Anniversary.

From the collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society.


“Paderewski” on demand at Channel 25 WVIZ ideastream®

Monday, July 18th, 2011

“Pianist Ignance Paderewski is probably best known for his music, but we’ll also bring you the story of why he’s being remembered as a patriot.”

Enjoy the Paderewski program produced by the Emmy Award winning “Applause” on Channel 25 WVIZ ideastream®

Click on the below link to watch and share with your family and friends.

Terminal Tower lit in Poland’s national colors

Monday, July 18th, 2011

On the evening of July 15, 2011, the Terminal Tower was lit in the national colors of Poland. This was done to honor Mr. Ignacy Jan Paderewski and recognize his monument dedication taking place the following day in the Polish Cultural Garden.  Great thanks go to the Terminal Tower Management for their participation and gesture of good will.

Beginning in 1892, Mr. Paderewski toured Cleveland many times and performed to sold out audiences.  His private railroad car was stationed in the Cleveland Union Terminal, which we now know as the Tower City Center.

Regarding the above picture:

In the foreground is the Fountain of Eternal Life, also known as the War Memorial Fountain and Peace Arising from the Flames of War, it is a statue and fountain.  The
sculpture, which serves as the City of Cleveland’s major memorial to its citizens that served in World War II, is situated on Memorial Plaza, Cleveland Mall A.

An interesting historical note that took place 101 years ago:

Mr. Paderewski patriotism led to his decision to finance the construction of the Grunwald Monument in Krakow, which he donated to the Polish nation.

The monument had been a goal of his since the age of ten. The monument was unveiled July 15, 1910.  During the ceremony Mr. Paderewski said the famous words: “Stand by your land, religion, language and the Polish spirit.  Stand firm until the revival.”


Paderewski Monument Dedication, Saturday July 16th, 2011 at 2:00pm

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

"Champion of Liberty"Your invited to the Paderewski monument dedication in the Polish Cultural Garden, located at the corner of St. Clair and East Blvd.  The gardens address is 820 East Blvd., Cleveland , Ohio, 44108.

The dedication will take place at 2:00pm, followed by a piano recital.  Street Parking is located North and South of the Garden along East Blvd.

Plan on spending the day, pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket and visit the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse.  The greenhouse is open from 10am-4pm. and located a short distance north of the Polish Garden.

If you would like to make a donation for the Polish Cultural Garden, please contact Mr. Ben Stefanski at 216-431-0913