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March 19, 2012

The Tatra Eagle Press will sponsor ann exhibit and sale of authentic Polish Tatra Highlander folk costumes on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Polish Cultural Center 1-3 Monroe Street, Passaic, N.J. between 12 noon and 4 pm.  The folk costumes are from the collection of the late Jan Gromada, leader and organizer of the famed Polish Tatra Mountaineers Alliance Music and Dance Troupe of Passaic, N.J. from the 1930’s to his death in 1996.  The costumes are hand made by Jan Gromada, his wife Aniela, and his brother Władysław from Chochołów, a mountain village in the Tatra mountain region in Poland.

His son, Dr. Thaddeus V. Gromada, Professor Emeritus of European History, New Jersey City University and past President and Executive Director of the Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America (PIASA) will be present at the exhibit.  Tatra Eagle Press recently published his book Tatra Highlander Folk Culture in Poland and America,which will be available at the exhibit and which the author will autograph on request.  All proceeds from the sale of the folk costumes will be benefit the Tatra Eagle Press which also publishes a quarterly Orzeł Tatrzański (The Tatra Eagle). 

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