The Pilsudski Institute of America would like to invite all of you to join Honorary Legion of the Pilsudski Institute.

Kielce The idea of the Institute’s Honorary Legion refers to First Cadre Company (Pierwsza Kompania Kadrowa) that on August 6th, 1914, began a historic march towards Poland's freedom. The Honorary Legion was created at the Institute several years ago. Our dream is to have 145 Legionnaires - just as much as First Cadre Company, and the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland in 2018, is a perfect occasion to accept new members to our elite group.

All, who join the Legion receive a honorary badge - replique of Legionary Cross and our newly published, unique album presenting the Institute's collections. The badge will be handed over to the recipients during an official Gala in the Fall of 2018, with the presence of high ranked representatives of the Polish government. The event will be a part of celebration of 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland in 1918. The names of individuals and institutions who join the Honorary Legion are engraved on a commemorative plaque displayed at the Institute Gallery

Replika krzyza legionowegoHonorary Legion is our fundraising initiative, with a pledge of $5,000. Proceeds are used to support the Pilsudski Institute to continue its mission of preserving and promoting Polish national heritage, history and culture in the USA.

Please fill out the application and mail it with a check at the address:
Pilsudski Institute,138 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222.

Spotkanei gwiazdkowe

The Institute actively develops its cultural and educational program. At least twice a month, on Tuesdays’ evenings, we organize free cultural meetings with writers, scientists, artists, and screenings of historical documentary movies in our Ziuk cinema. Recently, we have shown the following films: Building Urban America, Do Not Cry When I Leave, New Poland, Cross and Crown. We host an average of 25 meetings yearly, with an audience of about 3,000 people.

Last year famous bard Leszek Długosz, dr. Jarosław Szarek President of Institute of National Remembrance, Professor Beth Holmgren of Duke University, dr. Hab Tomasz Pudłocki of Jagiellonian University among others, visited the Institute.

Additionally, the Institute becomes the place to visit for younger generations. We organize history lesson and presentations of our collections for scouts and Polish supplementary schools’ students. One can see memorabilia of the Polish army, medals, military decorations, uniforms and artworks of the greatest Polish painters of the 19th and 20th century. We also cooperate with American schools, last year the Institute became a partner of the Polish-English Dual Language Program at P.S.34 in Greenpoint. Before Christmas or Easter, we organize very popular artistic workshops for children and teenagers, when we show Polish traditions to the younger  generation.

      Please support our Cultural and Educational Fund     

Annual Fees

$60 Regular Member

Benefits:

  • Invitations to meet interesting people from the field of culture, art or science,
  • Invitations for scientific lectures, promotions of historical books, and highly popular documentary movie screenings at our cinema Ziuk,
  • Invitations for educational and artistic workshops for kids (learning history by fun), history lessons for teenagers,
  • Annual newsletter and a monthly email newsletter informing about our activities,
  • Access to our archival and library resources in our office and online.

$30 Student / Senior

  • Benefits as regular membership.

$80 Dual Membership

  • Member category for families. Benefits as regular membership.

$120 Sustaining member

  • Benefits as regular membership plus invitations for a closed meeting at the Institute (Christmas party, National days and anniversaries celebrations, annual Gala of the Institute at the Polish Consulate in New York etc.).

$120 Non-profit Organization

  • Benefits as regular membership plus invitations for a closed meeting at the Institute (Christmas party, National days and anniversaries celebrations, annual Gala of the Institute at the Polish Consulate in New York etc.).

$300 Corporate

  • Benefits as regular membership plus invitations for closed meetings at the Institute (Christmas party, National days and anniversaries celebrations, annual Gala of the Institute at the Polish Consulate in New York).
  • Corporate logo on our website.

$1000 Life Member

  • Benefits as regular membership plus invitations for closed meetings at the Institute (Christmas party, National days and anniversaries celebrations, annual Gala of the Institute at the Polish Consulate in New York).
  • Newly released album about the Institute presenting our collections.
  • Name of the donor will be published in our annual bulletin.
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You can also become a member by filling out the membership application and sending to the Institute address:

Pilsudski Institute of America
138 Greenpoint Avenue, NY 11222

 

Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to fulfill our mission of gathering, preserving and making accessible to the public our archives and other historical memorabilia and carry on our patriotic education initiative and promotion of the Polish culture and history in the United States for more than 70 years.

As a non-profit institution, we are funded through grants, individual and corporate donations,  membership fees and inheritance gifts. We encourage you to become a member of the Pilsudski Institute of America or to make a one-time donation, any amount is greatly appreciated. You can pay safely by credit or debit card or PayPal:

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If you wish to mail a check please make it payable to:

Pilsudski Institute of America
138 Greenpoint Avenue, NY 11222

If you have any questions concerns, please call the Institute at 212-505-9077 or email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Institute is a non-profit Educational Institution, Section 501(c)(3) IRS Code; membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

The Institute preserves and holds the most important documents of the Polish State, dated from the interwar period, rescued from the burning city of Warsaw- the Belvedere Archives. Our archives posses pearls of the Polish history, including original documents depicting the dramatic battles of the Polish army, from the time when historical borders of the Second Polish Republic were being established, including the most valuable piece from our collections- the original order of the Battle of Warsaw, unique materials from the Silesian Uprisings 1919-1921, May Coup of 1926, and the documents describing many years activities of Polonia and immigration in the USA.

Armia polska w okolicach Modlina, datowane 1920-08-04In total, we store over 2 million pages of documents, as well as numerous photographs and army maps. In order to save the documents from destruction, they are scanned, indexed to collect rich metadata and published online. Recently, we have completed digitalization of the Archives of the Commander in Chief. The collection contains numerous documents from Józef Piłsudski’s office. The digitalization project lasted 4 years and we have scanned, provided metadata description and published online a collection of 40 thousand pages, dated from November 1918 to December 1922. The collection contains 17,000 documents and 40,000 pages.

Currently, the Institute works on the digitization of the collection of the Head of the General Staff of the Polish Army- General Tadeusz Rozwadowski.

      Please support our Digitization Fund     
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