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  • KOSCIUSZKO 200

  • 27 September 2017

    Polish Embassy announces Kosciuszko 200 celebrations to take place across the USA

    Kosciuszko 200 events around the USA 

     

     

    Connecticut

     

    Kosciuszko Park Celebration

    99 Dyke Ln, Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    Organized by:  Women Power PL

     

    District of Columbia 

     

    Kosciuszko Freedom Run 5K, 10K and Kids Run 

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00 am 

    Fletchers Boat House, 4940 Canal Rd NW

     Washington, DC 20007

    Organized by: Embassy of the Republic of Poland

     

    Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Kosciuszko Monument

    October 15, 2017, 2:00 pm

     Lafayette Square in front of the White House

     Washington, DC

    Organized by: Embassy of the Republic of Poland 

     

    Illinois 

     

    Kosciuszko Bicentennial Opening Reception

    October 15, 2017, 3:00 pm

    Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall, 984. N. Milwaukee Avenue 

    Chicago, Illinois, 60642

    Organized by: Polish Museum of America 

     

    Massachusetts 

     

    Chopin Recital & Reception 

    A celebration to honor the 200th Anniversary
    of Tadeusz Kościuszko’s death on October 15, 1817. 
    Sunday October 15, 2017 at 12 noon
    Polish Center of Discovery & Learning
    33 South Street, Chicopee MA

    Organized by: The Kosciuszko Foundation, New England Chapter

     

    "Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time" Film Screening

    Saturday, October 14, 5:00 pm 
    Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish Center, John Paul II Room 
    655 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 
    Organized by: Polish Cultural Foundation, Boston. 

     

    New Jersey

     

    "Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time" Film Screening 

    Monday, October 16, 5:30 pm

    St Bernard of Clairvaux and St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish 

    1235 George Street, Plainfield, NJ 07062

    Organized by: Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz Polish Supplementary School

     

    New York 

     

    Year of Kosciuszko Lecture and Celebration 

     Dr. James Pula, professor of history at Purdue University, will give a talk on the life of Thaddeus Kosciuszko

    1 Museum Ct, Buffalo, NY 14216   

    Organized by: Buffalo History Museum, Kosciuszko Foundation WNY Chapter and Polish American Congress WNY Chapter

     

    "Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time" Film Screening 

    Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 pm 

    The Kosciuszko Foundation

    15 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10065

    Organized by:  The Kosciuszko Foundation and Women Power PL 

     

    Kosciuszko Pool, Street & Subway Station Celebration

    Sunday, October 15, at 12:00 p.m.

    Kosciuszko Pool, 670 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11216

    Join us to celebrate the Year of Kosciuszko by meeting at the Kosciuszko Pool, and to walk on

    Kosciuszko Street to the Kosciuszko Subway Station in Brooklyn, NY.
    Organized by: Women Power PL 

     

    Pennsylvania 

     

    "Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of His Time" Film Screening + Lecture by Professor Graham Hodges

    Saturday, October 21, at  5:00 PM

    University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning, Room #332, 4200 Fifth Ave,

    Pittsburgh, PA 15260

    Organized by: Polish Cultural Council and University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures

     

    South Carolina 

     

    Mateusz Wojnarowicz, 12, Honors General Tadeusz Kosciuszko in Charleston SC

    Mateusz Wojnarowicz, 12, Presents His Original Abstract Acrylic on Canvas Portrait of Polish American
    Hero General Tadeusz Kosciuszko on October 14th and October 15th 2017 in Charleston SC as part of
    the weekend of worldwide local Kosciuszko celebrations called by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland
    in Washinton DC.

    Organized by: Mateusz Wojnarowicz International Homeschool

     

     

    Wisconsin 

     

    Presentation of the Thaddeus Kosciuszko Polish Supplementary School  Flag 

    Sunday, October 15, 1:00 pm 

    Gerhardinger Center, Mt. Mary College, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway

    Milwaukee, WI 53222

    Organized by: Polish Society of Wisconsin 

     

     

    Let us gather all across America to show that Kosciuszko’s legacy remains with us!

     

     

    It is believed that Polish and American war hero General Thaddeus Kosciuszko has been honored with more statues, monuments and other memorials in the United States than any other Revolutionary War figure except, of course, George Washington himself.

     

    This coming October 15th marks the 200th anniversary of General Thaddeus Kosciuszko’s passing. To celebrate this anniversary the Embassy of the Republic of Poland invites you to Find Your Kosciuszko and organize a Kosciuszko 200 event in your neighborhood.

     

    “I invite all Polish-Americans, friends of Poland and supporters of liberty to join in commemorating General Thaddeus Kosciuszko” said Ambassador Piotr Wilczek, who is the honorary patron of Kosciuszko 200 celebrations. “Thaddeus Kosciuszko holds a special place in the history of Poland and the United States. He is a symbol of freedom and a model patriot who crossed an ocean to help the American people secure their independence.”

     

    General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746-1817) is a hero of two nations who fought in the Continental Army for the independence of the United States of America. Kosciuszko served seven years in the service of General George Washington and the American cause, proving instrumental in the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga and was responsible for overseeing the fortification of West Point. Described by Thomas Jefferson as “the purest son of liberty” Kosciuszko was a strong proponent of universal liberty and human rights, who deeded his wartime pay to purchase freedom for American slaves.

     

    There are Kosciuszko namesakes all across America, reflecting the historic role he has played in the history of the United States. Find your local Thaddeus Kosciuszko namesake and organize a Kosciuszko 200 celebration on the weekend of October 14-15 in his honor. 

     

    Kosciuszko 200 How-To:

     

    1. Identify a Kosciuszko namesake in your vicinity. Research online, visit your library, or ask around. See if there are any parks, streets, statues, memorials, plaques or other references to Kosciuszko near you. If a statue is located in a park and is easily accessible, inquire whether any permits would be required to organize a gathering. If the object is not easily accessible, for instance a bridge, see if there is a park or open space nearby that could be suitable for a gathering.
    2. Reach out to local Polish-American organizations, veterans groups, local historical societies, religious groups, civic clubs, etc. Seek out others to help you organize a successful event. Spread the word once details have been finalized so community members can attend.
    3. Invite community and regional leaders to attend and speak about the contributions and legacy of General Thaddeus Kosciuszko. For instance: mayors, historians, veterans, local and state representatives, clergy and others. See that proclamations are issued by your local governments to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Kosciuszko’s death.
    4. Be sure to inform the Embassy! We want to know where events are planned! We will include your event on our Kosciuszko 200 page, and your event will be part of a whole host of celebrations dedicated to Thaddeus Kosciuszko occurring all across America. Email us at Washington.press@msz.gov.pl 
    5. Tag your photos and social media posts with #Kosciuszko200

     

    Click HERE to download the Kosciuszko 200 poster (web version) 

    Click HERE to download the Kosciuszko 200 poster (print version) 

     

     

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