Kosciuszko Bicentennial Exhibit Sponsorship Opportunities
The Polish Museum of America
984 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642-4101
October 15, 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817) – military leader and engineer, who fought for independence, democracy, and equality, and is beloved in both America and Poland. In honor of his bicentennial, UNESCO declared 2017 as the Year of Kosciuszko.
As the PMA Archives holds an extensive collection of more than 90 original, handwritten and signed letters by Kosciuszko, President Thomas Jefferson, American Revolution generals and other notables of the time, as well as broadsides, periodicals, and a wide assortment of lithograph portraits of the American and Polish hero – an exhibit featuring these items is scheduled for Fall 2017-Spring 2018.
Thanks to the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, a grant was awarded by Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the digitization of the Kosciuszko letters in preparation for the commemorative exhibition. Thanks to cooperation with the Museum of Literature and Printing in Grebocin, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage is graciously sponsoring the conservation of 60 graphic prints, which will be displayed during the bicentennial exhibit.
Archives - Short note written by Kosciuszko, dated July 20, 1794
The Archives is seeking further sponsorship of this historic project.
To express our gratitude, an array of benefits are offered for all sponsorship levels: