Vol no: 11
As part of the broad program of the 95th anniversary of the granting of city rights to Otwock (November 9, 1916), a popular science session was organized, entitled Passing Landscapes of Mazovia – Otwock 1916 – 2011. The organizers of the session were the Otwock branch of PTTK and the Otwock City Hall, and the event was held under the patronage of the Marshal of the Mazovian Voivodeship, Adam Struzik, the Mayor of Otwock, Zbigniew Szczepaniak, and the President of the Polish Tourist Society, Lech Drożdżyński. The conference was part of the cultural tradition and material history of an important part of the Mazovian area. It can be treated as a kind of presentation of the so-called “small homeland”, which at the same time shows the role it played in the past and will play in the future. Integration within the European Union will not only not deprive Mazovia of its national heritage, but on the contrary, it will contribute to its preservation.