Donate, Volunteer, Get Involved | Pulaski, WI

Interested in Becoming a Member?

Becoming a member of the Pulaski Area Historical Society helps to preserve our history for our children and grandchildren. It keeps the stories, memories and artifacts of long ago here for all to enjoy. What a wonderful organization to be a part of and support. If you are interested in joining please fill out our membership form and send to our address on the form. For questions about membership contact Norine Heuser @ 920-822-5775.  Some of the benefits of membership include:

Award Recipient from the Pulaski Area Historical Society
  • Subscription to the PAHS semi-annual newsletter with historical stories from the Pulaski area, and society/museum updates, pictures and upcoming benefits.
  • Membership discount to all Wisconsin State owned historical sites.
  • Volunteer opportunities and a voice in the preservation of the Pulaski area for future generations
  • Invitation to the annual dinner meeting with includes ethnic food, guest speakers and an update of society and museum activities. At this meeting you also are able to voice for the PAHS Board of Directors
  • Networking opportunities with other members that have similar interests and likes.

Make A Monetary Donation

Donate Money to Support the Pulaski Area Historical Society

The third way in which to donate to the Pulaski Area Historical Society is financially. We are a non-profit organization, and therefore your financial contribution can be used as a tax deduction. We use your donations to help with operations, maintenance and in any way that will benefit the future of the Pulaski Area Historical Museum and our society. We operate with a board of directors and put your donation to work for the good of the organization. Please donate today for our future tomorrow.

Become A Volunteer

Donate Your Time to Help Preserve Our Communities History

Please contact Claudia Ryczkowski at 920-434-9191 or Sharon Bauer at 920-822-3743 if you would like to volunteer.

We love volunteers! There are many ways in which you can help the Pulaski Area Historical Society. Here is a list of areas that we might be able to use your time, talents and energy. If you are interested, please fill out the Volunteer Form, and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you.

  • Assisting with displays.
  • Volunteer to help staff the museum during open hours.
  • Volunteer to help with special events at the museum, and offsite.
  • Assisting with filing and organization.
  • Computer skills, to help with cataloging, copying, typing, software, design.
  • Videography or photographer to help with taking photos of events.
  • Assisting with research.
  • Cleaning and organizing.
  • Clipping articles, pics and obits from newspapers that have historical value.
  • Scanning, copying.
  • Spring cleaning at the museum.

Do you have other talents? We are open to all types of volunteer work and help in promoting our community and preserving its history. Let us know, and we’d love to have you.

Buy A Brick

Display Your Family History With Our Brick Campaign

The second way that you can donate to our museum is to purchase a brick and have an inscription placed on it.

Brick Campaign

Display your family’s ancestry at the Pulaski Museum. The Pulaski Area Historical Society is selling bricks that can be engraved with your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents names. It’s a great way to display your family heritage. All proceeds from the bricks go toward maintaining the Pulaski Museum and all of its contents. Print out the form and send in your check with your information that you would like engraved on it.

PAHS Brick Fundraising Campaign is in full force. To date, the museum has sold over 100 commemorative bricks to donators to be displayed on the exterior wall of the museum. The bricks are sold for $100. Each brick is personalized with up to three lines of type. See examples, here.

The fundraiser is an ongoing effort by the PAHS to raise money that will help preserve historical artifacts at the Pulaski Museum. Currently, there is a need for insulation in the building that stands at 121 West Pulaski Street in downtown Pulaski. Climate control is a factor in preservation. For more information on the Brick Fundraiser, call Mike Blohowiak at 920-822-5042.

You can also download a form and send your payment in through the mail. Make all checks payable to: Pulaski Area Historical Society (PAHS) and mail to: PO Box 944, Pulaski, WI 54162.

Donate An Item

Donate Pulaski Memorabilia To Share In The Museum

Do you have an artifact, photo or any memorabilia that has ties to the Pulaski or surrounding areas, that you would like to donate to our Pulaski Museum?

Please fill out our online form and upload any photos you might have. We will contact you to determine the appropriate method of delivery.

Preservation Award

Pulaski Area Honors For Community Preservation

Each year the Pulaski Area Historical Society honors a member of Pulaski or the surrounding areas for preservation of heritage.

The 2016 Preservation Award was presented to Van Asten’s Heating & Cooling and Van Asten’s Plumbing for their restoration on their current building at 131 West Pulaski Street in Pulaski. The building was formerly the Stop-Inn, a bar and dance hall that was instrumental in providing polka entertainment for many years, including hosting the Polka Variety Show. Here’s a clip of the show, featuring Dick Rodgers. 

Preservation Award Recipients

Pulaski Area Historical Society November 2019 Minutes

The Pulaski Area Historical Society Meeting Monday, November 18, 2019   Present: Chris Jaworski, Steven Karcz, Larry Puzen, Don Mannigel, Pam Mannigel, Steve Peplinski, Maria Deau, Roger Brzeckowski, Tammy Brzeczkowski, Norine Heuser Excused: Mike Blohowiak, Don...

Pulaski Area Historical Society Annual Dinner 2019

The Pulaski Area Historical Society Annual Dinner Wednesday, October 23, 2019  Present: Mike Blohowiak, Chris Jaworski, Steven Karcz, Larry Puzen, Don Mannigel, Pam Mannigel, Steve Peplinski, Maria Deau, Katie Walters, John Mihalko, Roger Brzeckowski Excused: Tammy...

Minutes from September 2019 PAHS Board Meeting

P.A.H.S. Meeting of September 23, 2019 Larry Puzen called the meeting to order at 6:33 pm at the PACE office. Those attending were Larry Puzen, Katie Walters, Steve Peplinski, Steve Karcz, John Mihalko, Maria Deau, Rock & Pam Mannigel, Chris Jaworski, Roger...

PAHS Annual Banquet October 23, 2019

Mark your calendars for the annual PAHS Banquet Coming soon. Tickets $16 - Meal Included Silent Pie Auction / Raffles Visit the Museum see the latest Family Historical Display "The Peplinski Family" MCL Industries History Museum Opens at 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Social: 6:30...

PAHS Board of Director Minutes July 2019

The Pulaski Area Historical Society Board of Directors Meeting Monday, July 1, 2019 6:34 p.m. start - 7:31 p.m. end   Present: Mike Blohowiak, Tammy Brzeczkowski, Roger Brzeckowski, Norine Heuser, Chris Jaworski, Steven Karcz, Larry Puzen, Don Mannigel, Pam...

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...

PAHS Minutes April 2019   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...

PAHS March 2019 Minutes

Minutes from March 2019 P.A.H.S. Meeting of March 25,2019 Larry Puzen called the meeting to order at 6:31 pm at the PACE office. Those attending were Larry Puzen, Rock and Pam Mannigel, Steven Karcz, Larry Szymanski, Chris Jaworski, Tammy Brzeczkowski, Steve...