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March 11
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sturgul & Long Law


St. Mary’s Church
404 Iron Street
Hurley, WI 54534 United States
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(715) 561-2606

All are invited to a presentation about  Subcarpathia.

Leo Filipczak will present information about this region on Monday, March 11th, at 6:30 PM at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Hurley.

It is free to all.

There will be refreshments following Leo’s presentation, which includes Q & A.

Leo will trace his paternal roots to the San River valley in Subcarpathia. He traveled in the region in the summer of 2023. However, his talk will focus less on travel and genealogy, and more on general history.

Topics include the ethnic, religious, and physical geography of the region, the rise of medieval states of Kyivan Rus and Poland-Lithuania, national identities in Austro-Hungarian Galicia, the atrocities of the Second World War, post-Communist attempts at reconciliation, and the current war in Ukraine – much of it framed through recently discovered writings of Filipczak’s relatives who were leaders in the Polish and Lemko-Ukrainian national revivals of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Attendees should expect to come away with a greater understanding of how “history is never dead,” and how the past continues to inform national identities and world events.

Donations will be accepted for Ukrainian war relief efforts.

More about Leo:

Leo Filipczak is an “amateur” historian from northern Bayfield County, Wisconsin. He graduated from South Shore High School and attended UW-Madison, graduating in 2006 with a degree in History and Social Studies Education. He founded the Chequamegon History website in 2013, which focuses on primary-document research for the Lake Superior Country before the Civil War. “Subcarpathia” represents his first major foray into Eastern European historical research, though he has been interested in the topic for a long time. He lives in Cornucopia with his three children.