The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society will host its 10th chapter anniversary and seventh annual Rusyn Genealogy and Heritage Conference Oct. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at King’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, third floor.
The program, titled “Celebrating our 10th Anniversary,” will begin with opening comments by MaryAnn Sivak, president of the National Carpatho-Rusyn Society and proceed onward with presentations by John Righetti, “Carpatho-Rusyns, One People, 6 Churches,” “How did that Happen?”; Bill Tarkulich, “The Battle for Dukla Pass”; Tom Peters, “The Perils of Pelagia and Petro!”; and Kathryn Peters, “Five Rusyn Artists.”
Cost of the conference is $45, which includes a breakfast buffet, lunch of ethnic foods and afternoon snack.
Displays will highlight “Rusyn Genealogy, Use of DNA and Social Media in Research” and “Summer School at the Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum 2019 in Slovakia.”
Merchandise will be available for purchase as well as a basket raffle. This event is sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society.
RSVP by Oct. 7 to Sharon Jarrow at shangp@rcn
.com, call 610-759-2628 or mail a check made to C-RS Eastern PA to Sharon Jarrow, 599 Fehr Road, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Registration may also be done at www.c-rs.org/event-3527514.
On Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m., a free documentary, “The Resurrection of a Nation,” will be presented by co-producers Maria Sylvestri and John Righetti at King’s College’a Burke Auditorium.
The documentary is the story of the Carpatho-Rusyns within the context of the 1989 revolution and the emergence of the Carpatho-Rusyn movement. It is of importance to Czechs, Slovaks and the broader public.
The public is welcome.