Celebrate unveiling of King Jagiello Monument in Central Park, NYC. Click to support information campaign and symposium.
Monument unveiling: October 30, 2016, Central Park (near79th street), 12pm to 2pm
Symposium : October 30, 2016, Polish Consulate, 233 Madison Ave, NY, 9am to 5pm
You can also support the event by mailing your check (with a note Jagiello Monument) to: the Nowodworski Foundation, 18 Central Way, Purdys NY 10579
September 16, 2016 UPDATE (project site, Central Park, NYC)
King Jagiello of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, united Lithuania and Poland, became king after marrying Jadwiga, the Queen of Poland, in 1386. The Monument depicts the momentum at the Battle of Grunwald in 1410 when the King crossed over his head the two swords as a symbol of defiance and of the union of Polish–Lithuanian forces. Known as the Grunwald Swords, they were the invitation to battle offered to the king in an ironic gesture by his adversary Ulrich von Jungingen, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order of Cross. The sound of crossed swords gave the signal for the battle.