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The Banner of Jasna Gora is a living history group dedicated to learning and teaching about the 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.  We are named in honor of the defenders of the Jasna Gora Monastery during the mid century Swedish Deluge or Potop. 

We are nominally based at the National Shrine of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and are a proud sub-division of Czarniecki’s Division and members of the Sienkiewicz Society. Our members primarily reside in the New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, South Eastern New York and Delaware. 

Our members come from all walks of life and are bound together by our interest in the history of the period and culture we portray. While most of us are Polish-Americans who are exploring our heritage.  We do have members who share our fascination with this proud but largely unknown period of European history. While most of what we portray depicts the military aspects of the period, we also learn about and portray aspects of the civilian culture of the time from the proud noblemen and their ladies to the witty peasants.