The First West End Walking Tour

Join us on November 22, 2015 for the first ever West End Walking Tour of Mahanoy City.

Emil Kubek's Mahanoy City - Flyer

Schedule of Events

10:15 am
Divine Liturgy
St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church
620 W Pine Street, Mahanoy City, PA 17948
~Optional~

1 pm
Emil Kubek’s Life and Work
St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church
620 W Pine Street, Mahanoy City, PA 17948
(570) 773-2631

Welcome
Father James Carroll, OFM (St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church)

Emil Kubek at St. Mary’s
Nick Kupensky (Yale University) 

Recitation of Emil Kubek’s
“Lullaby to a Miner’s Child” (1908)
“My Native Land” (1916)
“A Mother’s Love” (1923)

Performance of “My Native Land” (1916), music by Michal Bilansky
Drew Skitko (Philadelphia Opera) 

2 pm
The West End Walking Tour
Begin at St. Mary’s Rectory
621 W Mahanoy Street, Mahanoy City, PA 17948

St. Mary’s Rectory (#10 on map)
Nick Kupensky (Yale University)

The West End Café (#3 on map)
Nick Kupensky (Yale University) & Paul Coombe (Mahanoy Area Historical Society)

Recitation of Emil Kubek’s “The Good Dad” (1922)
Degustation of Lithuanian boilo

West Railroad Street & Mahanoy City Lumber Company (#4 on map)
Erin Frey (Bucknell University) & Paul Coombe (Mahanoy Area Historical Society)

Reading from Emil Kubek’s “An Easter Gift” (1921)

John Žinčak Smith’s Grocery Store (#5 on map)
Nick Kupensky (Yale University)

Reading from Emil Kubek’s “Merry Christmas” (1930)

The American Rusyn Messenger (#6 on map)
Nick Kupensky (Yale University)

John Žinčak Smith’s Mansion (#7 on map)
Michael Cheslock and Gary Senavites (Owners)

Reading from Emil Kubek’s “Palko Rostoka” (1922)

4 pm
Bus to St. Mary’s Cemetery
Meet at Smith’s Mansion
101 South Main Street, Mahanoy City, PA 17948

Kubek’s Grave (#11 on map)
Nick Kupensky (Yale University)

Recitation of Emil Kubek’s “No! We Won’t Die!” (1922)

5 pm
Reception
St. Mary’s Center
620 W Pine Street, Mahanoy City, PA 17948

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