The Pulaski Area Historical Society is pleased to announce the Re-Grand Opening Event of the Pulaski Area Museum to the public on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, during Pulaski Polka Day Weekend. “We are super excited to have the renovated museum open, and available for viewing,” said Board Member and volunteer, Tammy Brzeczkowski. “We are hoping to gain additional support for the museum and including our online archives project through this event,” continued Brzeczkowski.
There will be a soft opening, on Friday, July 22nd, with museum tours held from 1 pm to 4 pm. On Saturday, a festivity of events is scheduled. At 1:00 p.m. there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and introduction of the Board of Directors, by President, Larry Puzen. All past “Miss Pulaski Polka Day” participants are invited to attend and help cut the ribbon.
At 1:15 p.m. there will be an unveiling of the one of the oldest artifacts at the museum by the museum curator, Steven Karcz. A pie and ice-cream social, a lemonade stand, museum tours, and a musical performance on the concertina featuring ten-year-old, Zander Raymakers to follow. Demonstrations of the Pulaski News Archives Project, a special project headed up by Steve Peplinski, will also be available in the museum.
The museum will also host the Polish Heritage Society of NEW, Promote Pulaski, and MJDeauDesign on the front lawn of the museum on Saturday from 9 am. To 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to visit and learn more about these organizations.
The Pulaski Museum has been closed for the past two years, due to the pandemic and a renovation project that was headed by Board Member, Maria Deau. Through a $10,000 grant by Larry Treankler of The Village Companies, Deau turned her dream of creating a museum that would bring people back to visit, into reality. The “refresh” of the museum will allow displays to be easily changed out more frequently, provide a meeting space, and allow an optimal flow of visitors.
The success of the project was also due to the thousands of hours of volunteering of Board members, and the financial support of the PAHS members, businesses, and the community. For more information on the Pulaski Area Historical Society, go to www.pulaskiwihistory.com.