The Polish Center of Wisconsin will host Anne Gurnack as she presents "The Kosciuszko Monuments in America: Their Historical Background and Political Influences" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Polish Center,  6941 S. 68th St., Franklin.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the life of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, who was committed to the cause of freedom and justice and fought for the independence of the United States and Poland.

Gurnack is professor emerita and the former chair of the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She is also a member of the Polish American Historical Association, Polanki, and the Wisconsin Polish American Congress. She has lectured throughout the U.S. and Poland.

This event is sponsored by the Milwaukee Society of the Polish National Alliance. Refreshments will be served courtesy the Polish Center of Wisconsin.

For more information, please contact the Polish Center at 414-529-2140.

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