On September 23, 2017 our Chapter hosted a Celebration of the Bicentennial of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko death at the Museum of the American Revolution on Third and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia.
Professor Gary Nash of UCLA, author of "Friends of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Agrippa Hall" delivered a scholarly presentation entitled:
"KOSCIUSZKO, JEFFERSON and HISTORY'S FORGOTTEN MAN FROM STOCKBRIDGE"
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. Thomas Jefferson wrote the founding documents of the United States. Tadeusz Kosciuszko was a hero of the American Revolution and later led a spectacular but failed uprising in Poland, his homeland. Agrippa Hull, a freeborn black New Englander, volunteered at eighteen to join the Continental Army.
"Friends of Liberty" is a great book to read on subject.
A Musical Drama will be presented by the Polish Theatre in Toronto starring Maria Nowotarska and Agata Pilitowska.
It will take us to a magical world and present Monsieur Chopin's life; his early childhood in Warsaw, Poland, time spent in Paris, France, separation from George Sand, and the composer's last moments. Historical facts perfectly interwoven in play underlay the events of his everyday life so that we get to know Monsieur Chopin more on the personal level, differently from what we commonly know about him.
Dear members, friends and supporters of the Kosciuszko Foundation Philadelphia Chapter
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President, The KF Philadelphia Chapter
April 16, 2016 saw the inauguration of Polish Cultural Salons in Philadelphia & New Jersey. 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. Our Salons take place in the private homes of KF Philly members and friends.