"Feature Story" piece on Maine's Dresden-based Slavophile Society founded 30 yea
"Feature Story" piece on Maine's Dresden-based Slavophile Society founded 30 years ago in recognition of both the rich resource of Eastern European immigrants in Maine and the isolation of rural living in a foreign culture. At its zenith, the society had upward of 150 members. John Wlodkowski, a founding member and one of its first presidents, maintains that the society has lost momentum because members of the Slavic community are aging and dying, and their children have moved away. It is hoped that the new "Sister city" relationship between Portland and Archangel, Russia, and recent immigration patterns that have brought fresh Slavic newcomers to Maine, will revive the dormant organization.
Slavic Society Dresden, Slavs
Haskell, Meg, ""Feature Story" piece on Maine's Dresden-based Slavophile Society founded 30 yea" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4984.