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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Today the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) bestowed upon the PMA the 2021 Custodian of National Memory award. The...
06/29/2021
Nagroda IPN: Kustosz Pamięci Narodowej 2021. Edycja 20 – uroczystość ogłoszenia laureatów

Today the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) bestowed upon the PMA the 2021 Custodian of National Memory award. The ceremony took place at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The award was accepted by PMA member and volunteer Alicja Nawara. Also in attendance at the ceremony was PMA Life Member Maria Lorys, mother of PMA historian Jan Lorys.

IPN President Dr. Jaroslaw Szarek congratulated the PMA on receiving the 2021 award and for all the work the PMA does through its members, officers and directors, staff, and volunteers in preserving Polish and Polish American heritage and educating youth through exhibits and activities. The PMA is the final recipient during the official ceremony. https://youtu.be/2sucpZN6WBM

📣 29 czerwca o godz. 12.00 OGLĄDAJ uroczystość transmitowaną z Zamku Królewskiego w Warszawie i POZNAJ laureatów 20. edycji nagrody IPN „Kustosz Pamięci Nar...

The Polish Museum of America is this year’s recipient of the Institute of National Remembrance’s 2021 National Curators ...
06/29/2021

The Polish Museum of America is this year’s recipient of the Institute of National Remembrance’s 2021 National Curators award. The ceremony took place at the Royal Castle in Warsaw and is bestowed on institutions and individuals whose efforts are to educate and memorialize Poland’s history.

June 29 we proudly and warmlyremember Ignacy Jan Paderewski who died in NewYork 80 years ago today in 1941.[Please check...
06/29/2021
Ignacy Jan Paderewski 80 Commemoration of death | PMA

June 29 we proudly and warmly
remember Ignacy Jan Paderewski who died in New
York 80 years ago today in 1941.

[Please check our website regularly for updates.]

June 29 we proudly and warmly remember Ignacy Jan Paderewski who died in New York 80 years ago today in 1941.

Today June 28 we commemorate the 65 anniversary of the Poznan June of 1956.[Please check our website regularly for updat...
06/28/2021
Poznanski Czerwiec | PMA

Today June 28 we commemorate the 65 anniversary of the Poznan June of 1956.

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Today June 28 we commemorate the 65 anniversary of the Poznan June of 1956.

Today we observe the anniversary of the establishment of the highest Polish order-the Virtuti Militari in 1792 by Polish...
06/22/2021
Virtuti Militari | PMA

Today we observe the anniversary of the establishment of the highest Polish order-the Virtuti Militari in 1792 by Polish King Stanislaw August Poniatowski.

[Please check our website regularly for updates.]

Today we observe the anniversary of the establishment of the highest Polish order-the Virtuti Militari in 1792 by Polish King Stanislaw August Poniatowski.

Father's day celebrated June 20 in America is a very special holiday.[Please check our website regularly for updates.]
06/19/2021
Father's day | PMA

Father's day celebrated June 20 in America is a very special holiday.

[Please check our website regularly for updates.]

Father's day celebrated June 20 in America is a very special holiday.

Today June 14 we raise our American Flag high in the sky and ascertain with gratitude all the blessings we should be gra...
06/14/2021
Flag Day 2021 | PMA

Today June 14 we raise our American Flag high in the sky and ascertain with gratitude all the blessings we should be grateful for in these great United States of America!

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Today June 14 we raise our American Flag high in the sky and ascertain with gratitude all the blessings we should be grateful for in these great United States of America!

June 8 - we fondly recognize Polish monarch and saint-Queen Jadwiga whose liturgical feast day was determined for this d...
06/08/2021

June 8 - we fondly recognize Polish monarch and saint-Queen Jadwiga whose liturgical feast day was determined for this day by her native Pole-Pope St. John Paul II

https://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/queen-jadwiga/

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June 8 - we fondly recognize Polish monarch and saint-Queen Jadwiga whose liturgical feast day was determined for this day by her native Pole-Pope St. John Paul II

https://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/queen-jadwiga/

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This Sunday, June 6 we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi also known as the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ...
06/06/2021
Boże Ciało oraz 11 Rocznica Beatyfikacji Ks. Jerzego | PMA main

This Sunday, June 6 we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi also known as the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.

[Please check our website regularly for updates.]

This Sunday, June 6 we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi also known as the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.

June 6 America and Polish Americans remember D-day-a 1944 Allied operation designed by US military to open up a second f...
06/06/2021
D-Day and Polish military role | PMA

June 6 America and Polish Americans remember D-day-a 1944 Allied operation designed by US military to open up a second front in the European theatre towards the end of WWII.

June 6 America and Polish Americans remember D-day-a 1944 Allied operation designed by US military to open up a second front in the European theatre towards the end of WWII.

June 1st has been recognized in Poland as Children's Day since 1952.[Please check our website regularly for updates.]
06/01/2021
Children's Day | PMA

June 1st has been recognized in Poland as Children's Day since 1952.

[Please check our website regularly for updates.]

June 1st has been recognized in Poland as Children's Day since 1952.

On this Memorial Day 2021, we pay tribute to our Fallen Soldiers.[Please check our website regularly for updates.]
05/31/2021
Memorial Day | PMA

On this Memorial Day 2021, we pay tribute to our Fallen Soldiers.

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On this Memorial Day 2021, we pay tribute to our Fallen Soldiers.

May 28 we commemorate the 40 anniversary of the death of Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski. [Please check our website regularly ...
05/28/2021
Prymas Tysiaclecia | PMA

May 28 we commemorate the 40 anniversary of the death of Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski.

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May 28 we commemorate the 40 anniversary of the death of Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski.

THE PMA IS EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK!The Polish Museum of America will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays begi...
05/25/2021
Visitor Guidelines | PMA

THE PMA IS EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK!

The Polish Museum of America will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 11 am.

The Polish Museum of America will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 11 am.

On May 24 we mark the 478 anniversary of the death of Mikolaj Kopernik.[Please check our website regularly for updates.]
05/24/2021
Mikolaj Kopernik | PMA

On May 24 we mark the 478 anniversary of the death of Mikolaj Kopernik.

[Please check our website regularly for updates.]

This May 24 we mark the 478 anniversary of the death of Mikolaj Kopernik.

Embarking to Europe for a tour of duty as a volunteer Red Cross ambulance driver, Ernest Hemingway traveled on the Frenc...
05/23/2021
Hemingway and the Poles | PMA

Embarking to Europe for a tour of duty as a volunteer Red Cross ambulance driver, Ernest Hemingway traveled on the French Line’s SS Chicago.

Embarking to Europe for a tour of duty as a volunteer Red Cross ambulance driver, Ernest Hemingway traveled on the French Line’s SS Chicago.

May 20 we commemorate the 120 anniversary of the strikes held in 1901 by schoolchildren in Wrzesnia, Greater Poland.[Ple...
05/20/2021
The Wrzesnia Children's strike anniversary | PMA

May 20 we commemorate the 120 anniversary of the strikes held in 1901 by schoolchildren in Wrzesnia, Greater Poland.

[Please check our website regularly for updates.]

May 20 we commemorate the 120 anniversary of the strikes held in 1901 by schoolchildren in Wrzesnia, Greater Poland.

On this day we celebrate the 101Birthday of Pope Saint John Paul II from Poland. KarolWojtyla was born on May 18, 1920, ...
05/18/2021
Monte Cassino | PMA

On this day we celebrate the 101
Birthday of Pope Saint John Paul II from Poland. Karol
Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice near
the Tatra Mountains.

[Please check our website regularly for updates.]

On this day we celebrate the 101 Birthday of Pope Saint John Paul II from Poland.

May 15 we remember Roza (Mother Elzbieta) Czacka, b. in 1876 and died on this day in 1961.
05/15/2021
Roza Czacka | PMA

May 15 we remember Roza (Mother Elzbieta) Czacka, b. in 1876 and died on this day in 1961.

May 15 we remember Roza (Mother Elzbieta) Czacka, b. in 1876 and died on this day in 1961.

May 15 we salute a very celebrated name in Poland, Zofia - Zosia! Its origin comes from the Greek ‘sophos’ meaning wise,...
05/15/2021
May 15 - St. Sophia Feast day | PMA

May 15 we salute a very celebrated name in Poland, Zofia - Zosia! Its origin comes from the Greek ‘sophos’ meaning wise, intelligent.

May 15 we salute a very celebrated name in Poland, Zofia - Zosia! Its origin comes from the Greek ‘sophos’ meaning wise, intelligent.

The Polish Museum of America, thanks to its affiliation with the Chicago Cultural Alliance, has secured funding for a NI...
05/12/2021
PMA Summer intern application | PMA

The Polish Museum of America, thanks to its affiliation with the Chicago Cultural Alliance, has secured funding for a NINE WEEK paid position for a Collections Internship.

PMA Summer intern application paid position for a Collections Internship.

As we mark May 12, the 86 death anniversary of Jozef Pilsudski, we remember his extraordinary life and legacy. His belov...
05/12/2021
Jozef Pilsudski | PMA

As we mark May 12, the 86 death anniversary of Jozef Pilsudski, we remember his extraordinary life and legacy. His beloved mother inspired her youngest son to love Poland with all his heart. https://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/jozef-pilsudski/

As we mark May 12, the 86 death anniversary of Jozef Pilsudski, we remember his extraordinary life and legacy. His beloved mother inspired her youngest son to love Poland with all his heart.

May 9, 2021, we are absolutely thrilled to celebrate Mother's Day. A Mother is the one person whose value is undisputed.
05/09/2021
Mother's Day | PMA

May 9, 2021, we are absolutely thrilled to celebrate Mother's Day. A Mother is the one person whose value is undisputed.

May 9, 2021, we are absolutely thrilled to celebrate Mother's Day. A Mother is the one person whose value is undisputed.

Today May 8 we celebrate St. Stanislaus (pol. Sw. Stanislaw), Bishop and martyr - Poland's second patron saint next to S...
05/08/2021
St. Stanislaus (św. Stanisław) | PMA

Today May 8 we celebrate St. Stanislaus (pol. Sw. Stanislaw), Bishop and martyr - Poland's second patron saint next to St. Adalbert. A bishop of Krakow, Stanislaw was born in Szczepanow, Poland on July 26, 1030. Very well educated in Paris and Gniezno, Stanislaw was approved in 1072 as Bishop by King Boleslaw the Generous aka the Bold (pol. Boleslaw Smialy).

Today May 8 we celebrate St. Stanislaus (pol. Sw. Stanislaw), Bishop and martyr - Poland's second patron saint next to St. Adalbert.

Today we fondly remember the May 5, 1939, Polish Pavilion Opening banquet at the New York World Fair. Poland which was b...
05/05/2021
Polish Pavilion Opening May 5, 1939 | PMA

Today we fondly remember the May 5, 1939, Polish Pavilion Opening banquet at the New York World Fair. Poland which was barely into her second decade of regained independence (1918), after almost one and a half-century of foreign occupation, rose like a phoenix from ashes of destruction and the impoverishment-to the world, and certainly American acclaim, for rebuilding its cities and towns, its economy and currency, its arts and sciences.

Today we fondly remember the May 5, 1939 Polish Pavilion Opening banquet at the New York World Fair.

St. Florian (b.250-d.304AD) celebrates his feast day on May 4. He was a Roman Army officer.#stflorian #swietyflorian #rz...
05/04/2021
St. Florian | PMA

St. Florian (b.250-d.304AD) celebrates his feast day on May 4. He was a Roman Army officer.

#stflorian #swietyflorian #rzezbaswietegofloriana #onthisday

St. Florian (b.250-d.304AD) celebrates his feast day on May 4. He was a Roman Army officer.

On May 3, 1791, Poland pulled a fast one when it came to democracy in Europe! Today May 3, we jubilee in the celebration...
05/03/2021
Polish May 3 Constitution | PMA

On May 3, 1791, Poland pulled a fast one when it came to democracy in Europe! Today May 3, we jubilee in the celebration of the 230 anniversary of the world's second most modern and freedom-loving constitution!

Today May 3, we jubilee in the celebration of the 230 anniversary of the world's second most modern and freedom-loving constitution!

On the night of May 2 into May 3, we remember the Third Polish Silesian Insurrection (pol. Powstanie Slaskie). It was a ...
05/03/2021
Third Polish Silesian Insurrection | PMA

On the night of May 2 into May 3, we remember the Third Polish Silesian Insurrection (pol. Powstanie Slaskie). It was a direct result of 2 earlier Uprisings of which the first one erupted in August 1919 and ill-prepared fell.

On the night of May 2 into May 3, we remember the Third Polish Silesian Insurrection (pol. Powstanie Slaskie).

May 2 is Polish National Flag Day. Passed into law by Polish legislators in 2004-this observance honors the very best in...
05/02/2021
May 2 is Polish National Flag Day | PMA

May 2 is Polish National Flag Day. Passed into law by Polish legislators in 2004-this observance honors the very best in Polish culture and history...

May 2 is Polish National Flag Day. Passed into law by Polish legislators in 2004-this observance honors the very best in Polish culture and history.

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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

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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