Polish Museum of America

Polish Museum of America The Polish Museum of America is located in what had been the historical Polish Downtown neighborhood of Chicago. It is home to a plethora of Polish artifacts, artwork, and embroidered folk costumes among its growing collection.

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The POLONIKA National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad, together with the Polish Museum of America in Chicag...
10/21/2021
Tytus Brzozowski. 12 Cities - Art Exhibition at the PMA

The POLONIKA National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad, together with the Polish Museum of America in Chicago, invite you to the exhibition “Tytus Brzozowski. 12 Cities.”

The POLONIKA National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad, together with the Polish Museum of America in Chicago, invites you to the exhibition “Tytus Brzozowski. 12 Cities.”

Today October 21 the classical music 🎼 world will turn its eyes and ears to Warsaw, Poland where the 18 International ❤️...
10/21/2021
Fryderyk Chopin | PMA

Today October 21 the classical music 🎼 world will turn its eyes and ears to Warsaw, Poland where the 18 International ❤️ Fryderyk Chopin Competition 🎹 culminates with the Grand Performances by the finalists-winners of this most famous Chopin event in the world.

#fryderykchopin #zelazowawola #vocalcoloratura #romanticmusicperiod #adammickiewicz #chopinballades #mazurkas #chopincompetition #franciszekstrynkiewicz

October 21st, the classical music world will turn its eyes and ears to Warsaw, Poland, where the 18 International Fryderyk Chopin Competition culminates with the Grand Performances by the finalists-winners of this most famous Chopin event in the world.

On October 16 the PMA and Wydawnictwo Evergreen held a “Meet the Author” event with Małgorzata Palka for the premiere re...
10/17/2021
She Simply Disappeared. Unsent letters to my Daughter. | PMA

On October 16 the PMA and Wydawnictwo Evergreen held a “Meet the Author” event with Małgorzata Palka for the premiere release of her latest book: „Ona po prostu zniknęła. Niewysłane listy do córki" [She Simply Disappeared. Unsent letters to my Daughter. ]

October 16 the PMA and Wydawnictwo Evergreen organized the Author’s Night with Małgorzata Palka for the premiere of her latest book.

October 16 marks the 42 anniversary of the election of Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, the Archbishop of Krakow to the Papal Thr...
10/16/2021
Election of Pope JPII | PMA

October 16 marks the 42 anniversary of the election of Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, the Archbishop of Krakow to the Papal Throne.

#popejohnpaul2 #karolwojtyla #papalconclave1978 #rhapsodictheater #worldyouthday #veritatissplendor

October 16 marks the 42 anniversary of the election of Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, the Archbishop of Krakow to the Papal Throne.

Dzisiaj o 17. Zapraszamy! Tonight at 5. Polish language event - Meet the Author Malgorzata Justyna Palka
10/16/2021

Dzisiaj o 17. Zapraszamy! Tonight at 5. Polish language event - Meet the Author Malgorzata Justyna Palka

➡Wydawnictwo Evergreen zaprasza na spotkanie autorskie Małgorzaty Palki i premierę jej najnowszej książki.

„Ona po prostu zniknęła. Niewysłane listy do córki" to bardzo osobista opowieść o życiu w różnych jego odsłonach i barwach. Spotkanie odbędzie się 16 października 2021 r. o godz. 17.00 w Muzeum Polskim w Ameryce (984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago). Rozmowę z Autorką poprowadzi dziennikarka Ewa Uszpolewicz-Figurski.

„Dość mojej nieśmiałości w wyrażaniu się. Dość mojego trzymania uśmiechu, kiedy łykam łzy. Dość zawstydzania mnie. Dość patrzenia na mnie z góry. Mówię głośno i wyraźnie - jestem jaka jestem i nikomu nic do tego. Jestem córką mojej matki i matką moich dzieci".

➡Na spotkaniu będzie można kupić premierową pozycję w wersji papierowej i audiobooka.

Zapraszamy!
#JustynaPalka, #MalgorzataPalka #NiewyslaneListyDoCorki #WydawnictwoChicago #PolskieWydawnictwoChicago

86 years ago, on October 15, 1935 Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Board of Directors established Museum and Archi...
10/15/2021
86 years ago | PMA

86 years ago, on October 15, 1935 Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Board of Directors established Museum and Archives, known today as The Polish Museum of America.

#onthisday #polishmuseumofamerica #prcua #prcualife

86 years ago, on October 15, 1935 Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Board of Directors established Museum and Archives, known today as The Polish Museum of America.

Instytut Polonika - Polonika Institute ships the exhibition to Chicago ✈️The carefully packed exhibition "Tytus Brzozows...
10/14/2021

Instytut Polonika - Polonika Institute ships the exhibition to Chicago ✈️

The carefully packed exhibition "Tytus Brzozowski. 12 Cities" is on its way to the Polish Museum of America. 13 watercolors by Brzozowski will be on view from October 23 to
December 11, 2021, with an opportunity to meet the artist in person on November 12.
❤️Thank you - dziękujemy!

Today Oct. 14 we express our gratitude to and for the teachers from Poland and of Polish descent.#dziennauczyciela2021 #...
10/14/2021
Swieto Nauczyciela 2021 | PMA

Today Oct. 14 we express our gratitude to and for the teachers from Poland and of Polish descent.

#dziennauczyciela2021 #komisjaedukacjinarodowej #hugokollataj #zrzeszenienauczycielipolskichwameryce #usapolskaszkola #edukacja #polonia

October 14, this Day of Appreciation for Polish Teachers was instituted in the 1970s, in Poland, to recollect Europe's first Department of Education which was the Polish Commission on National Education (pol. Komisja Edukacji Narodowej).

October 12, we celebrate the 🌹 birthdate of trailblazing Polish actress 👉 Helena Modrzejewska. Google Doodle is honoring...
10/12/2021
Helena Modrzejewska | PMA

October 12, we celebrate the 🌹 birthdate of trailblazing Polish actress 👉 Helena Modrzejewska. Google Doodle is honoring this Polish superstar as well.

#helenamodjeski #helenamodrzejewska #shakespeare #polishnationaltheatre #teatrnarodowy #juliuszslowacki #ralphmodjeski #wladyslawbenda #modjeskacanyon

October 12, we celebrate the birthdate of trailblazing Polish actress Helena Modrzejewska. Google Doodle is honoring this Polish superstar as well.

10/12/2021

Thank you to All Angels and Volunteers! Z serca dziękujemy!

Today October 11 we remember Polish Count and General Casimir(pol. Kazimierz) Pulaski who gave his life for our American...
10/11/2021
Commemoration of Casimir Pulaski | PMA

Today October 11 we remember Polish Count and General Casimir(pol. Kazimierz) Pulaski who gave his life for our American Independence 242 years ago on October 11, 1779 at Savannah, Georgia.

#casimirpulaski #barconfederation #konfederacjabarska #stanislawkaczorbatowski #georgewashington #battleofbrandywine #siegeofsavannah

October 11, we remember Polish Count and General Casimir(pol. Kazimierz) Pulaski who gave his life for our American Independence 242 years ago on October 11, 1779, at Savannah, Georgia.

This October 2021 we rejoice in the 40th anniversary of Polish American Heritage Month. Four decades ago in Philadelphia...
10/09/2021
October 9, 1621 Polish Chocim victory | PMA

This October 2021 we rejoice in the 40th anniversary of Polish American Heritage Month. Four decades ago in Philadelphia, a team of passionate Americans of Polish descent put their brilliant idea into motion, and here we are celebrating Polish culture, spirit, and innovation ever since.

#polishamericanheritagemonth #wladyslawbenda #polishhussars #janzamoyski #jankarolchodkiewicz #jansobieski

This October 2021 we rejoice in the 40th anniversary of Polish American Heritage Month.

10/08/2021
Virtual Night at the Polish Museum – 41st Gala

Dear Friend of the PMA –

Like many cultural nonprofits, the Polish Museum of America is facing serious challenges in these unprecedented times. Thus far, operations have been funded by various grants and donations. As the PMA nears the end of this funding, we turn to those who have so generously supported the PMA’s mission for 86 years.

The PMA looks to Polish Americans in Chicago and across the US, as well as anyone with an interest in Polish and Polonian culture and heritage, to protect our shared stories and treasures for future generations. We are asking you to contribute to our biggest general operations fundraiser of the year – the 2021 PMA Gala, scheduled as a virtual event to be held on Friday, October 8, 2021. Frank Spula – president of the Polish National Alliance and Polish American Congress – and the Pilsudski Institute of America will be honored with the Polish Spirit Award, in the individual and organization categories, respectively.

148 years and one day ago the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America - PRCUA, our founding institution was established. ...
10/05/2021

148 years and one day ago the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America - PRCUA, our founding institution was established. Thank you for your continuing support! Happy Birthday!
Serdeczne życzenia jubileuszowe drogie Zjednoczenie Polskie Rzymsko-Katolickie w Ameryce! Dziękujemy za powołanie nas do życia i nieustanne wsparcie!
Photos from the PMA Collection
#prcua #jubilee #anniversary

Thank you Instytut Polonika for your continuous support!
09/29/2021

Thank you Instytut Polonika for your continuous support!

Dear 🌹 Friend of the PMA –Like many cultural nonprofits, the Polish Museum of America is facing serious challenges in th...
09/28/2021
Virtual Night at the Polish Museum - 41st Gala | PMA main

Dear 🌹 Friend of the PMA –
Like many cultural nonprofits, the Polish Museum of America is facing serious challenges in these unprecedented times. Thus far, operations have been funded by various grants and donations. We turn to those who have so generously supported the PMA’s mission for 86 years.

Like many cultural nonprofits, the Polish Museum of America is facing serious challenges in these unprecedented times.

Today we celebrate the 200 birthday of Cyprian Kamil Norwid - Poland’s fourth national herald in great classical romanti...
09/24/2021
Cyprian Kamil Norwid Bicentennial of birth | PMA

Today we celebrate the 200 birthday of Cyprian Kamil Norwid - Poland’s fourth national herald in great classical romantic literature.

Today we celebrate the 200 birthday of Cyprian Kamil Norwid - Poland’s fourth national herald in great classical romantic literature.

Anne Pezzillo from Chicago and her parents from Petersburg, VA visited us on her Birthday. Happy Birthday Aniu! Sto lat!
09/23/2021

Anne Pezzillo from Chicago and her parents from Petersburg, VA visited us on her Birthday. Happy Birthday Aniu! Sto lat!

Anne Pezzillo from Chicago and her parents from Petersburg, VA visited us on her Birthday. Happy Birthday Aniu! Sto lat!

Soviet Russia invades Poland Sept. 17, 1939. At 6 am - two Soviet fronts invaded the territories of the Second Polish Re...
09/17/2021
Soviet Russia invades Poland Sept. 17, 1939 | PMA

Soviet Russia invades Poland Sept. 17, 1939. At 6 am - two Soviet fronts invaded the territories of the Second Polish Republic.

September 17, 1939 at 6 am - two Soviet fronts invaded the territories of the Second Polish Republic.

09/17/2021

Our Milan Visitor Claudia Cristalli - grazie mille!

👉 On September 14, 2021 the Polish Museum of America received four original historical maps of Poland ❣️ dating between ...
09/14/2021

👉 On September 14, 2021 the Polish Museum of America received four original historical maps of Poland ❣️ dating between 1656 and 1799 from historian Tadeusz Gromada's personal collection.
https://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/incredibly-beautiful-maps-we-received-today/

👉 On September 14, 2021 the Polish Museum of America received four original historical maps of Poland ❣️ dating between 1656 and 1799 from historian Tadeusz Gromada's personal collection.
https://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/incredibly-beautiful-maps-we-received-today/

09/13/2021

Barbara Panecka - śpiew, Darek Macioch - puzon, Jurek Jabłoński - fortepian, Jacek Rokita - bas, George Aparo - perkusja

Pamięci Śp. Natalii Piegat

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#nataliapiegat #barbarapanecka #jurekjablonski #darekmacioch #jacekrokita #georgeaparo

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium,’ to be beatified on September 12, 2021. He was Poland’s ...
09/12/2021

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium,’ to be beatified on September 12, 2021. He was Poland’s Primate in 1948-1981, during the time when Polish Roman Catholic Church was persecuted by Polish communist government. https://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/cardinal-stefan-wyszynski-beatification/

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Poland’s ‘Primate of the Millennium,’ to be beatified on September 12, 2021. He was Poland’s Primate in 1948-1981, during the time when Polish Roman Catholic Church was persecuted by Polish communist government. https://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/cardinal-stefan-wyszynski-beatification/

Today, 20 years after 9/11 terrorist attacks, we pause to honor all the innocent victims.
09/11/2021
9/11 | PMA

Today, 20 years after 9/11 terrorist attacks, we pause to honor all the innocent victims.

Today, 20 years after 9/11 terrorist attacks, we pause to honor all the innocent victims.

09/10/2021

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Today we honor 🌹 graphic artist Stefan Mrożewski - born April 12, 1894 in Częstochowa, Poland, died September 8, 1975, i...
09/08/2021
Stefan Mrożewski | PMA

Today we honor 🌹 graphic artist Stefan Mrożewski - born April 12, 1894 in Częstochowa, Poland, died September 8, 1975, in Walnut Creek, California.

We are presenting a few selected works by Mrożewski in the PMA collection. He made this series about the Warsaw ghetto in the years 1954-1956, based on survivors’ testimonies.

The PMA mourns the loss of PMA Member and Volunteer Gregory W. Stepanek. Gregory W. Stepanek, 67 of Berwyn formerly Cice...
09/02/2021
The PMA mourns the loss of Gregory W. Stepanek | PMA

The PMA mourns the loss of PMA Member and Volunteer Gregory W. Stepanek. Gregory W. Stepanek, 67 of Berwyn formerly Cicero, beloved only child of the late Edward Jonathon Stepanek "Szczepanik" and late Dorothy Matilda née Bajor.

Gregory W. Stepanek, 67 of Berwyn formerly Cicero, the beloved only child of the late Edward Jonathon Stepanek "Szczepanik" and late Dorothy Matilda née Bajor.

THE GERMAN INVASION OF POLAND – 82 YEARS AGO TODAY || SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2021👉 [Don't forget to check out ...
09/01/2021
The German Invasion | PMA

THE GERMAN INVASION OF POLAND – 82 YEARS AGO TODAY || SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

👉 [Don't forget to check out our posts]

THE GERMAN INVASION OF POLAND – 82 YEARS AGO TODAY || SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2021

Joseph Zurawski, past PMA President, visited the PMA today with a consecutive donation from his private collections. Wri...
08/27/2021
Joseph Zurawski, past PMA President | PMA

Joseph Zurawski, past PMA President, visited the PMA today with a consecutive donation from his private collections. Writer, teacher, historian, Polonia activist, he also served as past editor of PRCUA’s Naród Polski. Thank you!

👉 [Don't forget to check out our posts]

Writer, teacher, historian, Polonia activist, he also served as past editor of PRCUA’s Naród Polski.

On August 23, 2021, The Polish Museum of America and the Polish Teachers Association hosted a farewell reception for Con...
08/25/2021
PMA bids farewell to Consul Piotr Semeniuk | PMA

On August 23, 2021, The Polish Museum of America and the Polish Teachers Association hosted a farewell reception for Consul Piotr Semeniuk and his wife Leonarda Semeniuk.

On August 23, 2021, The Polish Museum of America and the Polish Teachers Association hosted a farewell reception for Consul Piotr Semeniuk and his wife Leonarda Semeniuk.

The PMA was visited today by Rachel Sumara Miles and Wanda Sumara Terrana who donated wartime mementos from the Polish A...
08/19/2021
Rachel Sumara Miles and Wanda Sumara Terrana | PMA

The PMA was visited today by Rachel Sumara Miles and Wanda Sumara Terrana who donated wartime mementos from the Polish Army in France of family member Jan Sumara.

The PMA was visited today by Rachel Sumara Miles and Wanda Sumara Terrana

Behold a Day of Blood and Honor - Fourteen participants were able to share their experiences, based on a series of quest...
08/17/2021
Behold a Day of Blood and Honor | PMA

Behold a Day of Blood and Honor - Fourteen participants were able to share their experiences, based on a series of questions, which corresponded with the exhibit themes. The filming and editing was done by Mr. Paweł (Paul) Grajnert.

Fourteen participants were able to share their experiences, based on a series of questions, which corresponded with the exhibit themes. The filming and editing was done by Mr. Paweł (Paul) Grajnert.

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984 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
60642

The Polish Museum of America is accessible thrrough Rapid Transit via the CTA Blue Line's Chicago street stop. From the Chicago street stop walk northwest on Milwaukee Avenue until you reach Augusta Boulevard. The museum entrance is located on the corner of Milwuakee and and Augusta at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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The Polish Museum of America was established in 1935 as the “Museum and Archives of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.” The first public display area opened on January 12, 1937 in a specially designed and constructed room within the headquarters building of the PRCUA. From that date the Museum’s collection and importance grew very rapidly and quickly gained autonomous status as “The Polish Museum of America” with its own governing board of directors.


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We have just added another beginner Polish class on Friday nights.
Please join me for a presentation about the life of Judy Baar Topinka and the book, Just Judy, A Citizen and Leader for Illinois on June 12 at 2 pm (Chicago time). The virtual event is free and it is sponsored by the Army Nurse Corps Association. Připojte se ke mně na prezentaci o životě Judy Baar Topinky a knize Just Judy, občan a vůdce pro Illinois 12. června ve 14 hodin (čas v Chicagu). Virtuální událost je zdarma a je sponzorována asociací Army Nurse Corps Association.
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Let's get Chicago vaccinated. Sign up via the Walgreens site. Must be a Chicago resident and be 16 years and older. https://wagsoutreach.com/schedulerLanding
Please share this about the Polish Scouts.... Tomasz Brodowski ze Związku Harcerstwa Polskiego w Chicago mówi o remoncie Camp Norwid, czyli obozu dla harcerzy i zuchów. Na GoFundMe zorganizował zbiórkę pieniędzy na ten cel. Każdy, kto chciałby wesprzeć tę inicjatywę, może to to zrobić poprzez link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/camp-norwid-akcja-zarobkowa Prowadzona jest też zbiórka materiałów potrzebnych do remontu. Szczegóły pod numerem telefonu: (773) 458- 4925. Informacje dla harcerzy znajdują się na stronie https://www.harcerzewchicago.net/ GoFundMe Fundraising Harcerstwo Chicago #harcerstwo #ZwiazekHarcerstwaPolskiego #ZwiazekHarcerstwaPolskiegowChicago #harcerz #zuch #CampNorwid #zbiorka #pomoc #obozharcerski #Polonia Polish Scout Association ZHP #Scout #PolishScout #kampus
Działo się 23.08.1936 roku - może jakieś zdjęcia z Łowicza? Może ktoś znajdzie :)
May I Introduce the 2021 Chicago Society Officers and Directors... 2021 Officers and Directors Adam Konopka - President Christopher T. Grzadziel - 1st Vice President Charles Cwiakala - 2nd Vice President Andrew Haszlakiewicz - Secretary Richard Ciesla - Financial Secretary Jan S. Plachta - Treasurer Edward J. Wasilewski - Advocate Peter Dykas - Senior Director (non-voting) Zenon Kurdziel - Director of Social Activities Kenneth J. Kogut - Director of Personnel Ted Kozelka - Director of Publications Romuald Matuszczak - Director of Outreach
🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱November 11, National Independence Day. Today we are celebrating the 102nd anniversary of regaining independence. Although, in fact, only my Sieradz ancestors could enjoy independence in 1918. Podolia only in 1919. Krajna and most of Greater Poland only in 1920 (part of Krajna even in 1945). Let us respect our independence! Photo: Krajna's landscape. https://www.facebook.com/ancestorsfrompoland/posts/110502044203166
Drodzy Przyjaciele, pasjonaci twórczości Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego oraz naszego Międzynarodowego Festiwalu Odkrywamy Paderewskiego w dniu jutrzejszym startujemy z IX edycją naszego Festiwalu. Koniecznie bądźcie z nami, jutro świętujemy 160 rocznicę urodzin naszego Patrona . Będzie to niezwykły wirtualny koncert „Vivat Paderewski” , który połaczy młodzież z Polski, Ukrainy i USA. Zapraszamy do obejrzenia zapowiedzi jutrzejszego wydarzenia od naszych amerykańskich partnerów : Akademia Muzyki przy Orkiestrze imienia I.J. Paderewskiego w Chicago „PASO” oraz Polish Museum of America. Po wirtualnym koncercie ( 06.11.2020 godz. 19.00) zaprezentujemy na naszym kanale Youtoube i na stronie fb fenomenalny film o solenizancie przygotowany przez Polish Museum of America pod tytułem „Zegarek” https://www.facebook.com/PaderewskiFestival/videos/3521522181273308
Dzięki uprzejmości Pani Małgorzaty Kot - dyrektor Muzeum Polski w Ameryce mamy przyjemność zaprosić Państwa do obejrzenia niezwykłego filmu zatytułowanego "Zegarek Paderewskiego". Film będzie można zobaczyć na naszych kanałach dziś, po koncercie Vivat Paderewski, który jest zaplanowany na godzinę 19.00 czasu polskiego. https://www.facebook.com/PaderewskiFestival/photos/a.229013783894004/3182710368524316
Hi, I have enjoyed learning more about Casimir Pulaski's extraordinary contributions to our country. I recently obtained this poster at auction and was wondering if anyone might be able to help me identify the artist.