Category Archives: Events

“The Battle of Dukla Pass” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent presentation, “The Battle of Dukla Pass,” by Bill Tarkulich is now available for viewing on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/UFud4x2cDa4 DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events.  Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about our latest videos. Sincerely, The […]

“Coal Mine Culture – A World of Its Own” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent presentation, “Coal Mine Culture – a World of Its Own” by John Righetti, is available for viewing on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/gnIyBmT6s7k DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events. Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about our latest […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Coal Mine Culture – a World of Its Own –October 31, 2020

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. in cooperation with The Carpatho-Rusyn Society presents “Coal Mine Culture – a World of Its Own” A talk by John Righetti Saturday, October 31, 2:00 PM (EDT) Among the very first industrial-era immigrants to the United States were citizens of Austria-Hungary, who were recruited to work the coal […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The Battle of Dukla Pass – October 24, 2020

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “The Battle of Dukla Pass” by Bill Tarkulich Saturday, October 24th, 2:00 PM (EST) By 1944, the Russian and First Czechoslovak armies were moving aggressively across Poland and Ukraine in a broad front, to crush Germany and liberate the subjugated citizens. Although the armies initially planned to […]

Slovak Conversation Groups are Returning via Zoom!

Are you ready to talk po slovensky? After a long break, the Slovak American Society will be resuming our Slovak-language conversation groups soon. The conversation groups will be held on the Zoom video-conferencing platform and will continue on a schedule determined by the individual groups. We have decided to restructure the groups into two different […]

Slovak Conversation Groups Schedule for 2020

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, ALL CONVERSATION GROUPS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Listed below are the scheduled dates for Slovak conversation groups in downtown DC, Arlington and Reston for March and beyond. Everyone is welcome to attend. Each group will find its own level, based on the language abilities of the participants. There could […]

SASW Slovak Genealogy Group Meeting – March 31st

Are you interested in finding out more about your ancestors who came from the area of Slovakia, Czechoslovakia or Austria-Hungary? Are you wondering if you can trace your family back in time through the Slovak archives, even if you don’t read the language? Would you like to know more about how to find family who […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950 – October 19, 2019

Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950 Paul S. Valasek Genealogist and Historian Saturday, October 19th, 2:00 pm Slovak Embassy 3523 International Court, NW Washington, DC RSVP is required by Thursday, October 17th at rsvp@dcslovaks.org Admission is free. “Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950” will show and discuss the major trans-Atlantic steamship companies, ports, and ships that our ancestors chose for their […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The Slovak National Uprising (Slovenské národné povstanie – SNP) – October 10, 2019

In cooperation with the Slovak Embassy The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC and Friends of Slovakia present: “The Slovak National Uprising (Slovenské národné povstanie–SNP)” by Dr. J. Luke Ryder United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 pm Slovak Embassy 3523 International Court, NW Washington, DC RSVP required by Monday, October 7th (6 […]