Wheeling’s Polonia: An Evening with Hal Gorby
June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a conversation with Hal Gorby as he discusses his latest book, Wheeling’s Polonia. Gorby’s study of Wheeling’s Polish community is an inspiring account of diverse working-class culture and the immigrants who built it.
The discussion will be held on Tuesday, June 29 at 6 p.m. at Wheeling Heritage’s Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Wheeling Artisan Center.
You can purchase a copy of Wheeling’s Polonia through the Artisan Center Shop in-store or online (artisancenter.com). Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the evening of the event.
About the Author:William Hal Gorby is a Teaching Associate Professor of History, and Director of Undergraduate Studies at West Virginia University. He teaches courses on West Virginia, Appalachian, and American Immigration History, and is the 2020-21 recipient of the Eberly College’s Outstanding Teacher award and the University’s Nicholas Evans Excellence in Advising Award. His book, Wheeling’s Polonia: Reconstructing Polish Community in a West Virginia Steel Town was published by WVU Press in May 2020. He has also consulted on the research and script editing for the PBS American Experience documentary “The Mine Wars.” In 2019, he researched, wrote, and hosted a podcast by Wheeling Heritage Media, titled “Henry: The Life and Times of Wheeling’s Most Notorious Brewer,” which won a History Hero Award from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History in 2020.
- June 29
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm