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Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA
P.O. Box 5004
The Slovak Heritage Society is one of the organizations that has partnered with Wilkes University to produce a course on local history. Project History: Northeastern Pennsylvania is a three-credit, interactive graduate Education course designed for teache
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Father Murgas Story
Speakers from the U.S. included Professor Philip Tuhy, chair of the SHSNEPA board, and Magdalen Benish, board member.
noted that SHSNEPA plans to complete its digital history by the year 2014, the 150 th Anniversary of the Birth of Father Murgaš.
Professor Philip R. Tuhy, Chair of the Slovak Heritage Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, mentioned several board members were interviewed for the documentary and provided background information on their families who immigrated to the area from Slovakia.
They were Magdalen Benish, Helen Savinski, Andrew Sofranko, Trude Check Tuhy and Philip Tuhy.
said, "Older generations have always passed down values, beliefs and traditions to help younger generations identify with their names and their heritage."
Community Bulletin Board
At that time Philip Tuhy, SHSNEPA member and a Wilkes College faculty member, was nominated and elected secretary of the Board of Directors.
Philip has served for 46 years and is still an active member.
Congratulations to Philip and the other founding members.
Philip R. Tuhy, Chairman
Sister Society Michael Bosak Society
The Society presented Marcia Bosak and Dorothy Bosley, granddaughters of Michael Bosak, a Certificate of Appreciation honoring the father's, Francis Bosak, effort in preserving important local history with the biography, Michael Bosak, An American Banker from Saris , written in Slovak by Rudolf and Martin Bosak and translated into English by Philip and Trudy Tuhy.
On June 25, 2008 there was a television interview with Prof. Philip R. Tuhy, Chairman of Valuation Commission and Ing.
Rudolf Bosá k on regional news, Slovak television, in Ko šie.
His biography written in Slovak by relations, Rudolf and Martin Bosak of Prešov, was ultimately translated and edited by Philip and Trude Tuhy at the request of Cyril Bosak, his nephew.