2017 KOŚCIUSZKO MEDIA GALLERY



October 15, 2017 marked the exact date of 200th anniversary of the death of Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817). Considered by some historians as the world’s most popular Pole ever, he is widely remembered as heroic fighter for Polish and American independence and champion of democracy, equality and human rights (see our downloadable brochure to the right).

Kościuszko bicentennial has been celebrated around the world with commemorative ceremonies, exhibits, performances and competitions. Some bicentenary-related events took place also in Milwaukee. The largest one was certainly “ A Day With General Kościuszko” gathering around his recently renovated monument in the Kościuszko Park. There were also several opportunities to learn more about Kościuszko’s life from lectures hosted in the Polish Center and during the 2017 Polish Fest.

Some members of the PAC-WI Division attended also a spirited and very informative lecture “WHO WAS THADDEUS KOSCIUSZKO AND WHY SHOULD WE REMEMBER HIM – TWO CENTURIES AFTER HIS DEATH” (podcast to the left). Given in Madison on September 14, 2017, by the PAC member and professor emeritus of UW-Milwaukee, Donald Pienkos, the lecture – was sponsored by the Polish Heritage Club of Madison-Wisconsin and organized by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at UW-Madison.


HOW TO SAY KOŚCIUSZKO
by Culture.pl

MEMORIALIZING KOŚCIUSZKO
by Milwaukee PBS

THE PUREST SON OF LIBERTY…
Seminar in the Library of Congress

NEW KOŚCIUSZKO BRIDGE
by CBS New York

KOŚCIUSZKO
by Joel Snyder

THE MAN OF MOUNT KOŚCIUSZKO
by Globograf PBS

GEORGE WASHINGTON SPEAKS
about Polish & US hero T. Kościuszko

KOŚCIUSZKO UPRISING
in song and painting

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