Emil Kubek’s Mahanoy City

On June 17, 2017, Professor Nick Kupensky (Bucknell University) will lead a day-long event dedicated to the life and work of Father Emil Kubek. “Emil Kubek’s Mahanoy City” will last from 1-5 pm and will feature:

  • A lecture about Kubek’s life and work by Professor Kupensky
  • A musical performance of Kubek’s poem “My Native Land” by the Eric Petterson Choir (Westminster Choir College)
  • A walking tour of the sights of Mahanoy City’s West End, including St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church and Rectory, the West End Café, West Railroad Street & the Mahanoy City Lumber Company, the former locations of John Žinčak Smith’s grocery store and the American Rusyn Messenger, and St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
  • A tour of John Smith’s mansion by its owners Michael Cheslock and Gary Senavites
  • Readings of Kubek’s poetry and prose in English translation by Professor Kupensky
  • A celebration of the Eastern-rite divine liturgy led by Father James Carroll
“Emil Kubek’s Mahanoy City” will begin at 1 pm at
St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church
620 West Pine Street
Mahanoy City, PA 17948
The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Chuck Schneider (cfsomni@aol.com).

Sponsored by
The Emil Kubek Project
Bucknell’s Humanities Center
Mahanoy Area Historical Society
Bucknell’s Place Studies Program
St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church
The Carpatho-Rusyn Society (Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter)
The Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment (BCSE)

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