Polish-American Heritage Database - A Resource for Educators

Project Components: To alert area schools and individual teachers to the educational opportunity, provide funds for transportation of children to the museum and for payment of museum entrance fees, arranging for Club docents to guide children around the exhibit and develop a 137 page Polish-American Heritage Instructional Packet. more...

Józef Sławiński, born in 1905 in Poland and trained there and in Italy as a muralist, first came to Western New York on a visit in 1961-63. He returned in 1964 and lived and worked in the Buffalo Niagara area until his death in 1983.. more...

Józef Sławiński created many artworks, but the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo knows of no comprehensive list of these. Accordingly, listed below are the those that the Club has knowledge of, listing separately the ones in Western New York and those known to exist at locations outside our region. If you know of other Sławiński artworks not on these lists, please let us know and thereby help document the artistic output of this remarkable artist.. more...

Fort Niagara State Park - Preserving Dyczkowski's Murals and the Memories of  Haller's Army. more...

Niagara Falls, NY - Safeguarding the future of the Niagara Falls icon. more...

The Legacy of a Niagara Frontier's Polish Muralist. more...

The Building has to Come Down: How to Save the Mural

In Derby, New York, a dozen miles south west of Buffalo, a large mural by Józef Slawinski has, since 1967, graced a the side of building which is now scheduled to be demolished. Exposure to Western New York's inclement winter weather for all these years has damaged the mural, but not beyond restoration. Executed in a four color four layer demanding sgraffito technique. the mural is a fine example of the artist's work. more...

Helping  Mark the Sesquicentennial of Buffalo's Polish-American Community.  more...