The Pinkowski Institute is interested in the life experiences in the United States of all men and women of Polish descent, or mixed, partly Polish, and invites the reader to send stories like the Wesolowski letter (below), which Tom Brokaw used in his book, The Greatest Generation Speaks, and Random House published in 1999. Whether it concerns wars, politics, religion, strikes, mine disasters, accidents, or anything else, this is the place to disclose your experiences to a wider audience.
Polish Names Project
One of the projects at the Pinkowski Institute, which is still in its infancy, is to prepare a story on every Polish surname in the United States and the bearers, in whole or in part, where they came from, where they settled, what they did for a living, and what impact the name had on the nation.
Much attention will be paid to the gate people, who are the first person of a family to come from Poland, and write history of the Polish people from the bottom up. What was the name of the progenitor of each family, when was he born, to whom, and when did he come here, name of boat, port of entry, and whom did he marry and names of children.
Dr. Zdzislaw Wesolowski, who has made a major important impact on air traffic control at the nation's airports, and has written books on military decorations, which will be promoted on this website, wrote the story of his father, Stefan P. Wesolowski, and set an example for others to follow.
Edward Lis portraits of heroes
To send in your story contact the Pinkowski Institute