International Museum Day in the Solothurn Museums
Sunday, May 15, 2022, free admission
12:00 - 17:00h
At home with the freedom hero
Tadeusz Kościuszko fought for freedom, independence and respect for human rights in the USA and in his native Poland. He spent his twilight years in Solothurn in the very apartment that now houses the museum. Learn more about this famous freedom hero who fortified the West Point Military Academy and who lent his name to the highest mountain in Australia.
Guided tours of the exhibition, as well as the opportunity to taste a small Polish specialty and a matching drink.
Paderewski Gala Concert
"Musical appeal for freedom and peace"
wrote the "Solothurner Zeitung" on 21 February 2022. The new edition of the concert in the concert hall in honour of Kościuszko was a musical appeal for freedom and peace.
The much-acclaimed piano recital in the Solothurn Concert Hall on
19 February 2022 was under the patronage of the Polish Embassy and the honorary patronage of Dr Remo Ankli.
"History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes"
quoted Councillor Remo Ankli Marek Twain, thus summarising various aspects of the concert organised by the Polish Embassy and the Kosciuszko Society.
At the same venue where the great Polish virtuoso performed in 1937, the same programme was performed that thrilled the audience at the time. Prof. Paweł Mazurkiewicz performed in Paderewski's place.
The charity concert attracted many spectators who filled the concert hall to the brim.
We thank the organisers and volunteers for their help in organising the concert and the capital group SOLBET from Solec Kujawski, Poland for their generous support of the concert.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we invite you to the concert.
Solothurn Concert Hall - Saturday, 19 February 2022,
Under the patronage of Mrs. Iwona Kozłowska, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Switzerland, and Dr. Remo Ankli, President of the Kościuszko Society Solothurn.
Paderewski Gala Concert in the Solothurn Concert Hall.
With this unique concert we present after 85 years the same
programme with which Ignacy Jan Paderewski thrilled his audience in 1937.
at the same place where the legendary pianist played at that time.
Prof. Paweł Mazurkiewicz (Bern University of the Arts)
will play solo piano works by
Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Liszt and Mozart.
We would like to thank the company SOLBET from Solec Kujawski, Poland, for their generous support of the concert.
support of the concert.
The current Corona rules for admission apply at the event.
Inventory Kosciuszko Museum
In 2021, the Kosciuszko Society received funding from the Ministry of Culture to organise archival documents in the collection of the Kosciuszko Museum in Solothurn. The documents were inventoried and placed in acid-free files. At the same time, an inventory of the collection was made. This will allow historical researchers and scholars easy access to our documents.
The project was carried out through the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Completion of the archive work
We are pleased to inform you that we have completed the work of organizing and inventorying our archive.
The archive is divided into four parts and covers the years 1935-1999. The files contain the following languages: Polish, German, French and Italian. The whole document collection was in very good physical condition. The archive collection will soon be publicly available on our new website.
The organization and inventory of documents from the collections of the Tadeusz Kościuszko Museum in Solothurn and the creation of a new website were supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland within the framework of the program " Support for Archives, Libraries and Museums Abroad" 2021.
The project was carried out by a historian and archivist - Radosław Pawłowski - with the help of archivists from the Archives of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
General Assembly 2021
On November 5, the annual General Assembly of the members of the Kosciuszko Society took place in Solothurn.
The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Bern, Iwona Kozłowska, who gave a speech on Polish-Swiss relations in the past centuries.
Further work in progress at the museum
The documents in our collection are currently being archived at the museum. After initial segregation, the files will be described, inventoried, paginated, and finally placed in acid-free archival storage.
The entire inventory will soon be placed on our new website, which is also in the final stages of implementation. The project is carried out by our historian and archivist Radosław Pawłowski, who is assisted by a volunteer Renata Malina. The first separation of documents was carried out by the archivists of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Izabela Gass and Ewa Furmańska.
The project is carried out within the PROGRAM "Support for Archives, Libraries and Museums Abroad" from the financial resources of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
Wreath laying ceremony 24th october 2021
Photos: Piotr Drewnowski
President of Tadeusz Kosciuszko's Society in Solothurn, Dr. Remo Ankli
Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Bern, Iwona Kozłowska
Vice-Marshal of the Senat of the Republic of Poland, Marek Pęk
Custodian of the Kosciuszko Museum in Solothurn, Teresa Ackermann
Wreath laying ceremony
Wreath laying ceremony
Priest Korneliusz Policki and Priest Pascal Eng
Music group Blasmusik Zuchwil
Koćciuszko Museum celebrates its 85th anniversary !
On Saturday, 25.09.2021 Tadeusz-Kościuszko Museum in Solothurn 🇨🇭🇨🇭 held official celebrations of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Museum.
The event at the international level was opened by the President of the Kosciuszko Society - Dr. Remo Ankli and the Custodian of the Museum - Teresa Ackermann. The guests were then welcomed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Switzerland, Iwona Kozłowska, who on this occasion brought a white and red cake as a symbol of long and lasting relations 🇨🇭🇵🇱. The Ambassador also donated two large photographs of the Museum's founding fathers, Jan Modzelewski and Alfons Bronarski. We would like to thank the Polish Embassy in Bern for their presence and the good wishes we received that day. Our thanks go to the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland from Basel, Mr. Daniel Andreas Pfirter.
The ceremony was decorated by the exhibition of the saber kordelas of Tadeusz Kościuszko, which is in the possession of the family of Mr. Daniel Gresly. Many thanks for the loan of a saber, the presence and the closer presentation of the history of his possession.
This exceptional anniversary was accompanied by the opening of the exhibition "85 years of Tadeusz Kościuszko Museum in Solothurn" with its curator Radosław Pawłowski, whom we also thank.
The ceremony was attended by invited guests of the Polonika Institute, representatives of the Polish-Swiss Society and the Rapperswil Society from Warsaw, as well as members of the Capital Group Solbet from Solec Kujawski.
An important and warm accent was the musical embrace by pfr. prof. Z. Stępniak - vocals and pianist K. Książczyk.
The ceremony was attended by media representatives of Pepe TV and the coverage was shown on TVP Polonia.
At this point to all participants of the ceremony, guests, organizers, participants and volunteers - Thank you - for their presence, work and kind words.
News in the museum
06 September 2021
Kosciuszko Society, which takes care of and manages the Kosciuszko Museum in Solothurn, this year received funding from the program "Promotion, Archives, Libraries and Museums Outside the Country" from funds of the Ministers of Culture and National Heritage . Within the framework of the funds provided, the rent will be taken over and a new website will be set up. In addition, the archival collection will be arranged in the holdings of the Museum of T. Kosciuszko. The completion of the works is planned for the second half of December.
We thank the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the support!
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
Please note that the renovation works planned for this year in the Kosciuszko Museum in Solothurn have been completed.
They were manufactured according to our expectations and completed on time. Based on the preliminary bids submitted, the companies providing the services performed their tasks diligently and on time.
The implemented project included three tasks:
1). Execution of an oak floor in the information room,
2). Fabrication of two stylish gilded window lambrequins,
3). Execution of four standing metal plates with screen printing in the courtyard.
Visit of the Deputy Mayor of the City of Krakow and the Krakow City Council to the Museum / September 17, 2021
Further renovation work in the museum is progressing.
Fabrication of the antique lambrequin in the General Office and mounting of the photo panels in the courtyard.
Monday, 28th June starts a renovation of the Kosciuszko Museum.
It's a "public contract", co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, as a "COOPERATION WITH THE POLISH COMMUNITY AND WITH POLISH PEOPLE IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES 2021 - INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE POLISH COMMUNITY", with the help of the foundation "Help for Polish People in the East".
General Assembly 2020 in the Knights' Hall in the von Roll House in Solothurn
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
In 2018, the Museum succeeded in annexing the previously missing study of General Kościuszko, which was previously used by various companies and in recent years by a private individual.
The offered financial support of the company Solbet from Solec Kujawski, which contractually assured the Kosciuszko Society the financing of the new space for the next 10 years, led to the signing of a new contract with the owner of the house. Thanks to it, this further part of the former Kościuszko's apartment could be annexed to the Museum.
Many thanks to the president Dr. h.c. Marek Małecki and the director Krystyna Rembiałkowska and the company Solbet for this wonderful gesture.