Everything that was then and now is gone has this strange power of absorbing human mind, it gains majesty and dignity, it becomes gradually something which can be called a legend.
Welcome to the Internet page dedicated to the rich history of Drohiczyn. It is the history in which remarkable events intertwine: Daniel Romanowicz coronation, the town nomination to the status of Podlasie voivodeship capital city or the visit of John Paul II, as well as other tragic incidents like numerous devastation of the town by enemy armies or fires.
The history of Drohiczyn is presented in the vast number of books and articles. However, very often they raise only one aspect of the history. There is no publication which will fully describe what happened to the town, its townsmen and religious buildings over the centuries. A person interested in this matter is forced to look for the sources which are usually hard to access.
For this reason, the page you are looking at has been created. My main purpose is to gather as much information about Drohiczyn as possible in one place. So that any person interested in the history of the town would not be compelled to mundane search which can often be discouraging. I would like this website to be an easily accessible source of knowledge about Drohiczyn.
I would also like this website to be a collective work of all town well-wishers. I wish to kindly request any person who possesses information (pictures, articles, oral traditions) which is not present on the website to contact me. Let us all together create the database of Drohiczyn’s history.
I wish you all a fruitful time while reading the materials of this website.