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HIKE AT PARK UKRAINE
February 7, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Hiking at Park Ukraina, at Hayward.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
11.00 a.m. hiking to the site of the farm and burial place of Ukrainian patriot Agapius Honcharenko
Meet at the end of Carden Lane, Hayward, 94542.
Next to Stonebrae Elementary School. School address: 28761 Hayward Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542
02.00 p.m. picnic at J.A. Lewis Park Hayward, CA 94542
You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages.
Bring your American friends and teach them about Ukrainian history and culture.
“Park Ukraina” is the site of the farm and burial place of the Ukrainian patriot and exiled orthodox priest Agapius Honcharenko (1832-1916), located at Garin Regional Park, Hayward, California.
Honcharenko was the first nationally conscious Ukrainian to arrive in the United States. He published the first American newspaper in Russian and Ukrainian languages, The Alaska Herald, from 1868-1872. He wrote the first book for the educational use of Native Alaskans. After moving here from San Francisco in 1873, He continued to publish political literature, which was smuggled into Czarist Russia. Honcharenko was a prominent scholar, humanitarian, and early champion for human rights.