The Historical Background of The Pittsburgh Agreement in 1918

Thursday, May 31, 2018

1:30 – 3:30 PM

University of Pittsburgh

Wesley W. Posvar Hall - Room 4130
230 S. Bouquet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213



The signing of the Pittsburgh Agreement on May 31, 1918, was a milestone leading to the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state after World War I.  The catalyst for the event was the visit to Pittsburgh of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937), who led the Slovak and Czech independence movement and later became the first President of Czechoslovakia. By the agreement, Czechs and Slovaks in the United States, acting on behalf of their compatriots in Europe, sanctioned the endeavor to bring about a union of the Czechs and Slovaks in an independent state.

Panelists discussing the historical setting of the Pittsburgh Agreement will be:

Moderator: Robert W. Doubek, Founding President of the American Friends of the Czech Republic, 1995-1998

Sponsored by:

Banner photo by Ben Slayter at English Wikipedia


Dvořák's RUSALKA

Friday May 11, 2018, 8:00pm
Sunday May 13, 2018, 3:00pm

Charity Randall Theatre
4301 Forbes Ave. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Resonance Works closes its fifth season with Dvořák’s Rusalka, a mythical masterpiece never before seen in Pittsburgh!  Drawing inspiration from Slavic mythology (with many similarities to Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid), Rusalka is the story of a water nymph who sacrifices everything for the love of a human Prince. Sung in Czech with English supertitles projected above the stage.

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