A fascinati ng presentation was given by Mr. Andrzej Jozef Dabrowski a Polish theatre director and script writer, publicist, journalist and radio personality. The lecture was followed by book ing and a dinner reception in the beautiful Liberty Hall.
Special thanks go to the Chapter's founders who honored us with their presence and willingness to share chapter's history dating back to the initial meeting in Many thanks also to our passionate and enthusiastic speakers.
He took the Philadelphia Orchestra to new heights, making it a real "world class" institution. As usual, the Salon was a fun gathering with great conversations and a plentiful table! Our raffle prices were in high demand.
Great start of the Holiday Season! Thomas Jefferson wrote the founding documents of the United States. The lecture dealt with these and other topics related to these two innovative constitutions. Sharing oplatek, dinner and carolling followed. Links to our current and past Newsletters are here.
She presented a fascinating talk on the role of Polish warriors and resistance fighters during the Second World War. The presentation was based on her most recent book "The Last Hope Island". NY tel.
The Polish Cultural Salon is inspired by the famous Thursday Dinners of King Stanislaw Poniatowski, where the king and his guests dined and discussed the literature, art and politics of the day. All together an evening of fun! Western New York. Our Salons take place in the private homes of KF Philly members and friends. Moreover, Poland had a developed parliamentary traditions, effective court system and judiciary and was politically innovative, among them, Poland introduced elective monarchy when the rest of Europe was ruled by absolute rulers.
Kosciuszko Foundation Poland. The Consul General was interested in the potential modernization of the House in order to attract more visitors.
Conversations, great food and Edith's music filled out the evening! Educational Programs.
The event was captivating and very well attended! Friends of Liberty tells the remarkable story of three men whose lives were braided together by issues of liberty and race that fueled revolutions across two continents. The salon also showcased a young Polish violinist, Ania Filochowska, a rising star in the world of classical music, currently a senior at the Curtis Institute.
To subscribe. Druch also drew live caricatures of our Chapter's President Sylwia Czajkowska and one of the guest volunteers.
Both were grounded in local legal traditions and herein seems to lie the key to their success. We are looking forward to this exciting ceremony! Past Events. Both are examples of successful modern constitutions which implemented the ideals of Enlightenment, such as separation of power, checks and balances and effective judicial review while also providing for human and civil rights for their citizens.
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation kicked off its 25th anniversary celebration on October 27, We would like to express our thanks to those who ed us at the Museum of the American Revolution to commemorate this milestone. The 12th Polish Cultural Salon that benefits educational scholarship fund of the Philadelphia Chapter was hosted by Hanna and Mirek Wewiora in their beautiful home on Saturday, September 7th, The lecture by Ryszard Druch, a well-known cartoonist, graphic artist, cabaret artist, teacher, and above all a promoter of Polish culture and art provided an interesting review of the history of Polish caricature and included the author's personal perspective and many of his own contributions.
Recent News. Leopold Stokowski was first among the musical innovators who began bringing the Philadelphia Sound to the world, through performance, radio and recordings. In the United States Mr. The National Theatre's stages have hosted many important premieres over years of its history — important not only in terms of their artistic and intellectual value, but also political and social ificance. From the Academy. Upcoming Events. On September 29th,our Chapter held another successful and memorable event at the Philadelphia Museum of American Revolution.
Dedication of the Historical Marker for Leopold Stokowski in Philadelphia On September 18th of this year our local Philadelphia Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation will dedicate an officially sanctioned Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission marker to commemorate the achievements of Leopold Stokowski.
An amazing evening hosted by Hania and Mirek Wewiora and attended by over 60 members of our Chapter took place on Saturday February 23, A fascinating presentation on Edith's life and career was given by Mr. Andrzej Jozef Dabrowski a writer, publicist, journalist and radio personality. The latter, while innovative, ended up enabling Poland's enemies and resulted in the partitions of the country that lasted years.
Dear members, friends and supporters of the Kosciuszko Foundation Philadelphia Chapter I am pleased to announce our chapter's quarterly newsletter, "Quo Vadis. A delightful evening celebrating the th Jubilee of Polish National Theatre took place on February 17th, at the home of Hania and Mirek Wewiora. A spectacular evening of great company, music, dance, carolling and oplatek sharing. Little wonder then, that when Walt Disney was creating his precedent breaking animated film Fantasia he brought Stokowski into the project to create the musical score.
He had the right mixture of showmanship and talent to break the stale old mold of "classical music" and make audiences cheer.
The lecture on Poland and the US Constitutions was captivating and highly educational. In honor of the th Anniversary of Poland regaining its independence, we hosted a public lecture by Lynn Olson, an author, historian and a journalist. A truly memorable evening attended by 60 members of our Chapter!
Zelwerowicza in Warsaw. Tadeusz Turkowski a former actor of the Hybrydy Polish Philadelphia Pa dating in Warsaw also read poems by Andrzej Wala, a local poet, journalist and the founder of the Polish-American Ethnographic Society named after Bronislaw Malinowski one of the most important 20th century anthropologists.
About Us. Our Impact. Big thanks to Elizabeth for hosting another successful and fun Salon. So that Stokowski's achievements are remembered into the 21st century and beyond, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation is installing a historical marker, approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, in front of the Academy of Music on Broad Street in Philadelphia. Tadeusz Kosciuszko was a hero of the American Revolution and later led a spectacular but failed uprising in Poland, his homeland.
Also, a proposal of a new movie about Kosciuszko was discussed. He experimented with new orchestral techniques and instruments. Philadelphia - Events Save the Date: September 18, !! It was an amazing evening hosted by Elizabeth and John Sozanski featuring Polish poetry after and a piano recital by Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski who played multiple works of Frederic Chopin and Ignacy Paderewski.
Quo Vadis Newsletter Archives. Another truly memorable evening attended by over forty members of our Chapter!
On November 11, our Chapter celebrated the th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence at the 10th Salon of Polish Culture. On September 18th of this year our local Philadelphia Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation will dedicate an officially sanctioned Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission marker to commemorate the achievements of Leopold Stokowski.
The Polish Constitution of May 3, and the American Constitution of are bound by many shared values and ideals.
While it is generally know that American Constitution was based on British parliamentary traditions, it is largely unknown that Poland had long standing liberal legal and political traditions, including extensive human rights protections for its citizen and full religious liberty far earlier than any other European country.