Romy Gosz The Polka King
The Manitowoc County Historical Society will hold its first Hungry for History program of the year with a focus on local musician Romy Gosz, who entertained countless audiences decades ago with the Romy Gosz Orchestra. The program will be held on Thursday, February 16 at Branch Station, 8112 Village Drive, Whitelaw. Doors will open at 11 am for the program. The presentation will begin at 11:30 am with a meal to follow.
This program is part of the Society’s Hungry for History series with a meal following the program. The menu for the program will be pulled BBQ pork sandwich with coleslaw and a bowl of soup. If you have dietary restrictions, please note that when placing your reservation to attend the program.
Advanced registration required by calling (920) 684-4445. The cost is $35. MCHS Members receive a 15% discount
Lloyd Gosz, youngest of the Gosz clan, will join us to share family stories and musical background during the program and share some memorabilia. Roman (Romy) Gosz had taken over the Gosz Family Orchestra in 1930. By the 1940s he was widely known as the “Polka King,” with several recording contracts and a national following. The Romy Gosz Orchestra toured throughout the Midwest, but also played frequently at dances and other special events in Manitowoc County.
The dates and information listed here are subject to change. Please call to verify dates and details.