An 87-year Tradition of Slovenian Community Support

Honor the Past * Preserve the Future * Give from the Heart

It was 1926, when a group of concerned Slovenian Women led by Marie Prisland saw the importance of building an outstanding network of Slovenians comprised largely of Slovenian immigrant women.

Much has changed in the 87 years since the Slovenian Women’s Union of America (SWUA) was organized but one thing remains constant – the generosity of our Slovenian community and its passion for continuing Slovenian traditions. We need your help to maintain our Heritage Museum for generations of Slovenians to come.

The now Slovenian Union of America (SUA) is actively recruiting male and youth members so families can participate, learn and grow together in their Slovenian heritage. We want to meet your Slovenian needs. In 2013 look forward to more Slovenian events, more help organizing and sustaining SUA branches and greater access to the Heritage Museum which houses many of your ancestral documents.

Archived in the museum are two magazines – Zarja -The Dawn, the official monthly publication of SWUA – SUA since 1926 and the Ave Maria magazine which focused on Catholic American families, founded in 1865 by Holy Cross priest Edward Sorin, who had founded the University of Notre Dame twenty-three years earlier. There is also a Slovenian record collection spanning over a century.

Your support is critical to our future. Your donations are truly making a difference by helping us maintain and expand a Slovenian Heritage Museum and local (in your community) branches of SUA internationally. Please consider this and then give generously to our 2013 Appeal.  Your donation is now tax-deductible under the IRS 501, (c) 3 regulations.

A heartfelt gift to SUA is a gift for you, your family, and our Slovenian community.

Please send your check to:

Slovenian Heritage Museum
431 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Attn: Donations

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