Historic Marker To Honor Dr. Walter Golaski

By on April 29, 2014

Golaski_02PENNSYLVANIA – The Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia is proud to announce the unveiling of an historical marker in honor of Dr. Walter Golaski. In 2013 the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission approved an historical marker to honor Dr. Walter Golaski (1913-1996), engineer and inventor who was a leading pioneer in manufacturing knitted Dacron blood-vessel replacements. A Drexel University graduate, he was also a philanthropist who devoted much time and energy to establishing closer ties between the United States and Poland through cultural and scholarly exchange. Though a Philadelphian, he was Chairman of the Board at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York during the years 1973-1982.

The dedication ceremony for the marker will take place at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the corner of 34th Street and Lancaster Avenue on Lancaster Walk in back of Drexel University athletic center. All are welcome to attend. A luncheon will follow the dedication at approximately 2:00 PM. Contact person for this event is: Jean Joka, 215-483-0193 or jeanjoka@gmail.com

– Jean Joka, Pubicity Director