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Slovenic Hall in Waukegan Celebrates 100th Anniversary

 

September 28, 2018



Waukegan, Illinois – Na zdravje! 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Slovenian National Home (Slovenski Dom – Slovenic Hall).

When foreigners come to a new country, whether they build, cook, dance, farm, sing, teach, or heal, they bring their traditions. The Slovenian table, called Slovenska Misa, is where ideas are discussed and plans implemented.

Slovenian immigrants decided in 1913 that they needed a center for their activities in Waukegan, IL. They also wanted a large meeting hall for the wider Slovenian community. Fundraising began, selling 'shares' for $25 with raff...



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