The Rusin Association of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
The Rusin Association works to:
- Help people identify and connect with their Carpatho-Rusyn heritage
- Support genealogy research
- Promote Carpatho-Rusyn culture through music, dance, art and literature
- Maintain relationships with churches that have historical connections to the Carpatho-Rusyn people
The Rusin Association was established in 1983 by Lawrence Goga and John Haluska. It was incorporated as the Carpatho-Rusyn Ethnic Association of Minnesota. In 1985 the name was changed to Rusin Association.
The purpose of the organization is to:
- Encourage, cultivate and enhance the ethnic stature and social relationship of its members
- Foster harmonious relations with other Slavic nationalities and all ethnic groups in general
- Preserve and perpetuate the culture of the Rusyn people.