The Pulaski Area Historical Society Meeting Monday, June 28, 2021 Present: Larry Puzen, Rock Mannigel, Pam Mannigel, Steve Peplinski, Maria Deau, Mike Brzezinski, Norine Heuser, Tammy Brzeczkowski, Roger Brzeczkowski, Ed Krause, Steve Karcz, Ron Maroszek Excused: Chris Jaworski
Call Meeting To Order: The PAHS June, 2021 meeting was called to order by President, Larry Puzen. The secretary’s minutes from the meeting in May were reviewed. A motion to approve the secretary’s report was made by Steve Peplinski. Pam Mannigel seconded it. All in favor. Motion carried. Treasury’s Report: Norine Heuser shared the Treasurer’s report. A motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by Rock Mannigel. Ron Maroszek seconded it. All in favor. Motion carried.
Endowment Fund: The organization account is now open and you can now deposit money!
Communications and Comments: Nsight has renewed our yearly free internet. Thank you!
OLD BUSINESS Scanning Project: We have an average of 52 visitors a day on the archives website and over 1,000 views. Steve P. is still figuring out how to get SSL on the archives website and is also working on getting backups of all the scanned photos, website, and Past Perfect database. Website: There was a peak on June 14 for activity on the website. There are: 240 users, 233 new users, 278 sessions, 1.79 sessions per user, 497 page views, 1.39 session duration(how much time people spend on the website), and 144 organic searches.
Newsletter: The Summer newsletter has been sent out! Brick Sales: Pam M. is getting 11 more bricks printed and we will then have 29 new additions to our bricks!
Building Projects: Rock M. found out that since the museum is a commercial building, there are different building permits for it and we have to get a slightly heavier steel to meet regulation. The cost of steel went up 10% after June 27, but the steel was ordered before the price increase! It will be a little more expensive than anticipated but we are still proceeding with the project. The concrete will have to be poured before the siding can be put in place. We also might consider putting double doors in the back of the museum.
Road Rally: The 21st road rally will be happening August 21! The PAHS will be participating in the event and will be at Mountain Bay Bar & Grill. There will be a display and presentations. Board Member Comments: ● We have a new student from the high school that will be taking over for Lillie from the Pulaski News ● We have 3 volunteers ready to volunteer if we need them.
NEW BUSINESS Board Vacancy: We will have to look for someone interested in filling the rest of Mr. Jerlings’s term(until 2023)
Float for Polka Days: Nathan Newman doesn’t want to be on the float this year. We might use Roger’s tractor. Chris, Tammy, and Maria will discuss some ideas. We might also use some polish costumes or put Casimir on the float. The museum is going to be open on Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from 1-3. Pam will call her volunteers.
Museum Renovation: We are continuing to go through and clean out/organize the attic. The actual museum has not been touched yet. We will wait until after Polka Days weekend to start packing up the downstairs and hauling everything upstairs. Once the walls are taken out of the downstairs, the floor will be replaced with tiled carpet.
Curator’s Report: ● A family found us through the archives and would like to do some research on their family. ● The 1st Karcz dealership is what the library is today. ● While cleaning out the attic, we found a signature book from the early 1900’s ● Found postal orders in a ledger for the Rose Lawn Post. This was a newspaper from Milwaukee that was banned by the priest’s of the Pulaski Area. They threatened that the people of the parish that ordered this newspaper would be banned from attending Mass. ● Working on reorganizing the attic ● Working on more research for shrines ● Working on the grant for the Polish-American uniform ● Wrote thank you letters to donors. Comments/Communications: ● Gosia from the Polish Heritage Society is doing a “Polish Experience” at her house. If you’d like more information, we will have it on our website.
Adjournment: Norine Heuser made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ron Maroszek. All in favor. Motion was carried. Next meeting: July 26, 2021 in the PACE room at Glenbrook!Download Minutes
The Pulaski Area Historical Society has a lot going on. Check out the latest in events, renovations and updates from your Board. Get involved by volunteering. We’d love to have you. Read the latest updates and happenings at the Pulaski Area Historical Society. Here is the latest newsletter.pahs_spring_newsletter2021_TOPRINT_FINAL
Check out the PAHS Newsletter – winter edition 2021. Look back at photos from Pulaski, Wisconsins Main Street through the years, Learn about geneology in an upcoming webinar January 30th, learn about the recently established PAHS Endowment Fund, Casimir Pulaski Days, List of cheese factories from Shawano Count in May of 1928, A family story told by Rose Marie Joswick and photos of the Krakow School in 1927 and the new school in 1929. Lots of history, a newsletter full of information about Pulaski, Wisconsin and surrounding communities.Download Newsletter
Here is the latest PAHS newsletter. Here’s what you can learn about; Letters from the Land Office, PAHS 2019 Preservation Award, A letter about the First Polka Days, Scholarship Winners, Member Spotlight, Casimir Pulaski Historic Bus Tours, A Story about Frank Joswick and Old Baseball Photos. Check out the latest, and feel free to submit articles, photos and information for the Fall PAHS newsletter. You can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We are always looking for information for the PAHS newsletter and would love to hear from you.pahs spring new
Pulaski isn’t just the home of the “Pulaski Polka Days Celebration”. For the sixth year in a row, a passionate group of individuals along with Promote Pulaski, Inc., have helped plan the week-long celebration “Casimir Pulaski Days”. This year, the event will take place, March 3rd-March 10th and is expected to bring thousands of visitors and locals into the small community.
A Kick-off the Celebration is planned for Sunday, March 3, after 10:30 a.m. mass at Assumption BVM Catholic Church. Promote Pulaski, Inc. along with the Pulaski Area Historical Society is hosting the Largest Pie Auction in US History. Sign up to donate a pie here. Anyone that brings a pie will be entered into a drawing to win prizes at the Pie Auction, and a coupon for the Polka Dances held on Friday and Saturday. A cookie and coffee social will be held following a 10:30 a.m. polka mass at Assumption BVM Catholic Church. A young local artist, Maria Deau will feature her works of art in a beautiful Polish display. In addition, souvenirs will be available to purchase at the event through the Polish Heritage Society. Assumption BVM Catholic Church is one of the largest known rural churches in America, featuring two 135 foot-tall Spanish-style towers, including 50-foot ceilings showcasing more than 40 Italian-made stained glass windows.
Businesses will be engaged in weeks prior to help promote the event with the “Where’s Casimir Pulaski Promotion”. Life-size cut-outs of Casimir Pulaski will be strategically placed throughout the Village in different businesses. Individuals can take their photo with Casimir, share on social media using #casimirpulaski and #wherescasimir hashtags. They may also register to win tickets to the dances, and other prizes, in a Live Facebook presentation that will be held at each participating business.
Throughout a two week window, over 300 Pulaski students will learn about Casimir Pulaski, a revolutionary war hero, in a live presentation by historians, Rock and Pam Mannigel at the museum. The Pulaski Historical Museum will also be open additional hours for Casimir Pulaski Days; Friday, March 8th from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9th from Noon to 5:00p.m.
On Tuesday, March 5th, there will be live music, by young (guitarist) Zachary Brzeczkowski in the Cobblestone Hotel Lounge, admission is free, and all are encouraged to attend and enjoy a little listening music.
On Thursday, March 7th, “Spirit Day in Pulaski”, all residents, organizations, businesses and schools are encouraged to wear RED in honor of Casimir Pulaski. The entire Pulaski School District will host a “Polish Lunch” in honor of the revolutionary war hero, Casimir Pulaski.
New this year, is the Casimir Booyah Lunch, which will be held on Friday, March 8th, at Cocktales in Pulaski from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ($10/per person) Afterward, musicians are encouraged to join the live “Jam Session” at Wicka’s Bar (2-6pm). Following the Jam Session, Aaron Socha’s Live Wire Polka Band, a young group of local musicians are scheduled to provide entertainment at Cocktails Bar in Pulaski, from 7-11pm, admission only $6, under 18 free.
On Saturday, March 9th, Promote Pulaski will be hosting a Historic Bus Tour. Cost is $5 per person, and includes a narrated history tour of Pulaski and surrounding communities. Registration is required to secure your seat on the bus. (seating is limited) Sign up early. On Saturday, March 9th at Zielinski’s Historic Ballroom for “The Big Casimir Polka Dance”. Kicking off the evening, The IPA Benefit Band (from Chicago) and celebrating 47 years of polkas, a local family band, the Maroszek Bros. Admission to the “Big Casimir Dance” is $12/person (under 18 free). The bands will be performing from 7-11pm. Polish Sausage, Paczki’s and Souvenirs will also be available to purchase that evening.
On Sunday, March 10th, the final festivities will be heading out of the village to St. Casimir Church in Krakow, Wisconsin. A mass celebration, followed by a Casimir Hearty Brunch will be served. Cost for the brunch $10 for adults, $5 (kids 6-16) and free (under 5). Polish music following the mass and Maria Deau, a local artist, will provide a Polish Display for all to view.
Any businesses or organizations still interested in getting involved and sponsoring the event can do so in several different ways. Contact Tammy at 920-822-4450 for more information on how you can promote “Casimir Pulaski Days 2019”. Check out the website: www.casimirpulaskidays.com for information.
Casimir Pulaski Days is a special event sponsored by Promote Pulaski Inc., a non-profit 501c3 organization that promotes education and marketing efforts to help build business and tourism in Pulaski, Wisconsin and surrounding communities. Any donation is encouraged, and will help Promote Pulaski Inc. continue and grow the special event in years to come.
Read the latest newsletter from the Pulaski Area Historical Society. The featured story in our Fall Newsletter is the Pittsfield Town Hall, also known as the Kunesh School. A great story written by Chris Jaworski. Additional copies of the newsletter can be found at the Pulaski Area Historical Museum and in area businesses. Enjoy a little history from your friends at PAHS. Feel free to join our organization to help continue our mission of preserving history. pahsnewsletter_FALL2018TOPRINT-compressed