Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Celebrations of the October 15 Death Anniversary of General Tadeusz /Thaddeus Kosciuszko

Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko 

There are many Celebrations of the 200th Death Anniversary of Gen. Tadeusz Kosciuszko in the U.S. At the Polish Museum of America in Chicago the Bicentennial starts with a reception on October 15, 2017:



The Polish Museum of America cordially invites you to attend the Kosciuszko Bicentennial Opening Reception, which will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 3:00 pm, at the PMA Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60642.

In addition to the replicated documents included for exhibition through March 11, 2018, the opening will include a special feature: select original letters written by Tadeusz Kosciuszko, President Thomas Jefferson, American Revolution generals, and other notables will be displayed only during the reception.
The program will include speakers, musicians, and students. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Admission: $20 | PMA Members: $15 | More information online.


The Kosciuszko Foundation has a month of celebrations planned. From the Kosciuszko Foundation Newsletter:

Always remember that by nature, we are all equals, that wealth and education constitute the only difference.

Liberty is the sweetest fruit a man may taste in this world.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko


October 15, 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817) – a national hero in Poland and the United States, freedom fighter and military leader, ardent advocate for the rights of European serfs, African Slaves, Native American Indians, Jews, Women and all other disenfranchised social groups on two continents; engineer and creator of the West Point; precursor of the development of national awareness in its modern sense, embodiment of the principle of tolerance. In honor of his bicentennial, UNESCO declared 2017 as the Year of Kosciuszko.

In October, the Kosciuszko Foundation will host the following events both in the USA and Poland to commemorate its Patron - Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Polish and American Hero:
Thursday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Celebrating the Year of Kosciuszko at the Kosciuszko Foundation House
Join us for the reception recognizing KF Friends and Partners Tadeusz Alberski and Dariusz Knapik for their efforts connected with the new Kosciuszko Bridge in NYC. The event will feature "Thaddeus Kosciuszko. The Price of Freedom" exhibit, diploma presentation to winners of the essay competition about Thaddeus Kosciuszko, talks and live music.MORE
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - April 4, 2018
Exhibition of Paintings from the Kosciuszko Foundation's Art Collection - on view in the Palace on the Isle - Royal Lazienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland
The Kosciuszko Foundation in NYC and the Royal Lazienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland partnered to present paintings from the Kosciuszko Foundation Art Gallery to viewers in Poland. The following paintings will be on view in the Royal Lazienki Museum: Kosciuszko at West Point by Boleslaw Jan Czedakowski (1885-1969), oil on canvas, Gamrat and Stanczyk by Jan Matejko (1838-1893), oil on wood panel, and Light Cavalry/Lisowczycy by Jozef Brandt (1841-1915), oil on canvas.
Friday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Act for Thaddeus Kosciuszko - A tribute concert by Cracow Duo: Jan Kalinowski, cello & Marek Szlezer, piano
Join us for a tribute to Thaddeus Kosciuszko concert by Cracow Duo: Kalinowski-Szlezer, cello-piano. Both artists are based in Cracow, Poland and this will be the only NYC concert in their USA tour this Fall. The duo has performed together for 15 years in Europe, Asia and USA, including Carnegie Hall and Newman Hall in LA in 2015, receiving the highest critical acclaim. The concert will feature works by Chopin, Nowowiejski, Paderewski Stojowski, Tansman and a premiere Act for Thaddeus Kosciuszko by Jakub Polaczyk. MORE

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