Category Archives: Speakers

“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 […]

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 […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Slovakia in 1939 – September 28, 2019

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. and Friends of Slovakia present: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Slovakia in 1939” by Prof. Susan Mikula, Benedictine University Saturday, September 28th, 2:00 pm Arlington Central Library Bluemont Room (2nd Floor) 1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington, VA Admission is free, but RSVP is required by Thursday, […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Six Events that Made Milan Štefánik a Founding Father of Czecho-Slovakia – May 4, 2019

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. & Friends of Slovakia present: “Six Events that Made Milan Štefánik a Founding Father of Czecho-Slovakia” by Kevin McNamara Foreign Policy Research Institute Saturday, May 4th, 1:30 pm Arlington Central Library Bluemont Room (2nd Floor) 1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington, VA Free admission, but RSVP is required by […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Prelude to February 1948: Crisis in Slovakia and the Roots of a Communist Coup D’Etat

Prelude to February 1948: Crisis in Slovakia and the Roots of a Communist Coup D’Etat by Dr. Luke Ryder, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2:00 pm Arlington Central Library 1015 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by Wednesday, October 31st, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org The Czechoslovak Communist Party’s (CPC) seizure of power in […]

SASW Speakers’ Series – 1848: Slovaks between Imperial Vienna and Antagonistic Budapest – Saturday, October 20th

1848: Slovaks between Imperial Vienna and Antagonistic Budapest by Prof. Martin Votruba, University of Pittsburgh Saturday, October 20th, 2:00 PM Embassy of Slovakia 3523 International Ct, NW Washington, DC RSVP is required, by Wednesday, October 17th, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org Lajos Kossuth, the Kingdom of Hungary’s politician born to a Slovak nobleman father and a German mother, wrote in 1842 […]