The lecture entitled “The earliest history of the Barbacki family” and a tourist guide promotion event
On Saturday 24 February 2018 in Nowy Sącz a lecture opened to the public entitled “The earliest history of the Barbacki family: Review of sources or genealogical study guidelines” took place. The organizers of the event were: the Foundation EUROS, Evangelical-Augsburg Parish of the Transfiguration and Sądecki Sztetl. The lecturer was Anna Żalińska – historian, archivist, head of the Foundation EUROS, who for years has been interested in the life and work of the artist-painter Bolesław Barbacki (1891-1941) and the history of his family.
During the lecture Mrs. Żalińska presented the copies of the oldest archival materials identified to date. Among them were the copies of documents from the National Archives in Krakow – the Branch in Nowy Sącz, the archives of the Jagiellonian University, Military Historical Bureau (former Central Military Archives). The oldest history of the family going back to times before their arrival to Nowy Sącz was presented on the basis of records and a parish chronicle from Słopnice Dolne (former Słopnice Królewskie) and the St. Apostles’ Peter and Paul Parish Church in Uście Solne. The oldest records date back to mid 18th century.
The lecture included the promotion of the tourist brochure “The trail of Bolesław Barbacki in Nowy Sącz”. It presents the painter’s biography in relation to the places in Nowy Sącz. The honorary patronage over the publication was granted by the Mayor President of Nowy Sącz and the tourist organization PTTK – the Branch “Beskid” in Nowy Sącz. The printing was possible thanks to our private donor and the cooperation with the Pedagogical Provincial Library in Nowy Sącz and the Małopolska Drivers Examination Center in Nowy Sącz. The brochure will be soon available free of charge in the Tourist Information Center in Nowy Sącz.
Both the brochure and the lecture met with positive reception from the audience. The event was honored by the presence of a representative of the Barbacki family, a representative of the City Hall and a member of the City Council of Nowy Sącz.
We thank everyone who helped to organize and who took part in the event.
In the gallery we have put a few photos documenting the event. The information about can be also found on the website of the Nowy Sącz Municipal Office: www.nowysacz.pl/wydarzenia/18442.