The Rusin Association holds the following:
- Duchnovich Dinner
- Rus’Kyj Den picnic
- Holiday Hostina
- Lectures and presentations
Our organization represents the Carpatho-Rusyn Community in Minnesota by participating in or sponsoring:
- Workshops, Lectures & Seminars
- Tours of the Rusyn Homeland
- Cultural Festivities in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
Duchnovich Day Celebration
Carpatho-Rusyns Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by John Righetti
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Few nationalities have been assailed and demeaned, like the Carpatho-Rusyns, in the last 150 years, both in Europe and America. John Righetti spoke about the amazing story of these stateless people and the hurdles
they have overcome to survive. And find out what the future holds for them.
Connecting the Living to the Dead (How You Might Be Related)
A Genealogy Presentation by Kim Johnson, Polly Walker, Tammy Dennis, and Eileen Jaszewski
Sunday, October 16
St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral Parish Center
1701 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
This presentation showed how to use genealogical tools in a real-time work session. It was of particular interest to those whose your ancestors may have come from the Carpatho-Rusyn villages of Stebnik, Chmelova/Komlosa, Becherov, or Regetivka, Slovakia. Attendees saw how the families of the early parishioners of St Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis are intertwined.
Body, Mind & Spirit: Our Carpatho-Rusyn Ancestors’ Approach to Health
Dr. Celia Hildebrand, DAOM, Lac
Carpatho-Rusyn folk medicine perspectives, values and cultural significance.
Dr. Hildebrand is an assistant research professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. She shared the story of how her maternal heritage informed a career that took her back to the Carpathian Mountain foothills to teach at the Uzhorod National University School of Medicine.
Handout – Botanical Provenance of Traditional Medicines From Carpathian Mountains at the Ukrainian-Polish Border (Click here for more information)
Freedom Seekers: The Story of My Carpatho-Rusyn Heritage From Galicia to the Iron Range of Minnesota
Link to recording (https://youtu.be/KsHEeKN2u8k)
Interview with Slavo Mlynar, Mayor of Stebnik, Slovakia
Link to recording (https://youtu.be/gTQkVJDvDRo)