Welcome to husaria.us, the online home of Suligowski's Regiment of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Attention Regiment members,
In the near future, we will be announcing a date for a memorial service for Leonard J. Suligowski. Since our group is part of his legacy, we will vote on the disposition of another part: his extensive heraldic research library. The vote will take place offline, after the service.
Stay tuned for further info.
We are a re-enactment group portraying the famous winged hussars of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, circa the Battle of Vienna, 1683. It is our intent to educate the public about the history and culture of Poland at various events by demonstrating the clothing, equipment, and lifestyle in a hands-on exhibit.
We take pride in our portrayal. Our ranks are supported by some of the foremost historians in the field, and we have been recognized as trailblazers in our portrayals. We were the first group in the United States to promote serious, historically accurate re-enactment of the winged hussar, setting the stage and standard for our like-minded brethren across the country.
We take pride in Poland. Although we are dedicated to a 17th Century time frame, we are well versed in Polish history, and are frequently asked questions ranging from ancient Slavic history to Polish involvement in the Crusades to World War II and Polish events. If we know the answer to your question, we'll gladly share. If not, we will be happy to research the answer. It will not be the last time we are asked that question.
Do you have a strong interest in history and a desire to educate? Perhaps we are the group for you! Contact us at any one of our events or email any of our members for additional information!
Not Polish or Lithuanian? It doesn't matter! We are always looking for Cossacks, Tartars, Swedes, Muscovites, and other 17th century portrayals to join our camp.
Check out all the various pages on this site for more information. When you are ready, contact us! We're friendly! No, really!
See? Friendly! Many other re-enactment groups have a tradition of starting new members as a slave or servant or some such thing: over time, you work your way up through the ranks. We, in contrast, base our structure in the traditional way of Polish nobility. You are "Panie Bracie," or translated, "My Lord Brother." Women enjoy equal status. Once you join, you are one of us, and among friends.