Author: Pulaski Area Historical Society

Origin of the Pulaski Franciscan Community

Story Ripley’s Believe it or Not called it “The largest rural church in the United States”.  Did you ever wonder who built it and why? If you grew up in Pulaski, perhaps you took the Assumption Catholic church for granted and never gave much of a thought to its origins.  Its founding is a fascinating story with roots tracing back to Medieval European history. In the 16th and 17th Century, the Polish – Lithuanian Commonwealth was one of the largest and most powerful countries in Eastern Europe.  But as the years went by, internal dissent, rebellion, and the expanding...

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PAHS Spring 2019 Newsletter

Here is our latest newsletter from the Pulaski Area Historical Society. Enjoy reading about the origin of the Pulaski Franciscan Community and so much more!pahsnewsletter_FINAL-2019SPRING_USE View Newsletter...

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PAHS Minutes from May Meeting 2019

Board of Director Minutes from the May 2019 Meeting. P.A.H.S. Meeting of May 20, 2019 Larry Puzen called the meeting to order at 6:33 pm at the PACE office. Those attending were Larry Puzen, Katie Walters, Larry Szymanski, Steve Peplinski, Mike Blohowiak, John Mihalko, Maria Deau, Rock & Pam Mannigel, Chris Jaworski and Norine Heuser. Secretary’s Report – Katie motioned to accept the minutes. Rock seconded. Motion carried. Treasurer’s Report – Larry reported the checkbook balance is $28,057.16. Steve Peplinski motioned to accept the report. Rock seconded. Motion carried. Board Member Comments –Larry handed out the various pieces of...

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Maroszek Bros. Honored for 47 Years of Playing Polka Music at Casimir Pulaski Days on May 4, 2019

John and Clara Maroszek had a total of fourteen children (nine boys, five girls). They were raised on the family farm in Hofa Park, Wisconsin. The current farmstead is stilled owned by the second oldest son, Ronald and his wife Barbara. Mike, Eugene, Allan, Scott and John all played in the band.  John and Clara loved polka music and instilled it in their children early on. It was part of their family culture. Mike remembers listening to polka music at home on the sonograph. In fact, his gift to his parents one Christmas was a sonograph (record player) after...

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PAHS Minutes April 2019

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yVyc3pLB5qXkWyRjEk_1epIB6Y_bWJPGSPIuCiDP8Yk/edit?usp=sharing   P.A.H.S. Meeting of April 22, 2019 Larry Puzen called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm at the PACE office. Those attending were Larry Puzen, Steven Karcz, Katie Walters, Larry Szymanski, Tammy Brzeczkowski, Mike Blohowiak, John Mihalko, Maria Deau and Norine Heuser. Secretary’s Report – Steven Karcz motioned to accept the minutes. Tammy seconded. Motion carried. Treasurer’s Report – Larry reported the checkbook balance is $27,776.27. The water bills will now be automatically deducted from our checking account. Norine motioned to accept the report. Mike seconded. Motion carried. Board Member Comments –Larry handed out the various pieces...

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