Polish Museum of America

Polish Museum of America Est. in 1935: Chicago home to Polish artifacts, artwork, embroidered folk costumes, and (much) more.
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Celebrate the 140th birthday of Kornel Makuszyński, the influential Polish author behind Koziołek Matołek. Explore his c...
01/08/2024

Celebrate the 140th birthday of Kornel Makuszyński, the influential Polish author behind Koziołek Matołek. Explore his captivating literary legacy, including the beloved "Argument about Basia" novel. Immerse yourself in his world at the Polish Museum of America Library, where his enduring impact on Polish literature awaits. Join us in honoring Makuszyński's creative brilliance!

Celebrate the 140th birthday of Kornel Makuszyński, the influential Polish author behind Koziołek Matołek. Explore his captivating literary legacy, including the beloved "Argument about Basia" novel. Immerse yourself in his world at the Polish Museum of America Library, where his enduring impact ...

May the joy and enlightenment of Epiphany fill your heart with peace and prosperity! Niech radość i oświecenie Święta Tr...
01/06/2024

May the joy and enlightenment of Epiphany fill your heart with peace and prosperity! Niech radość i oświecenie Święta Trzech Króli napełnią Wasze serca pokojem i dobrobytem!

Jan Loryś presented 'Polish Falcons of America' at a prestigious event affiliated with the American Historical Associati...
01/05/2024

Jan Loryś presented 'Polish Falcons of America' at a prestigious event affiliated with the American Historical Association's 137th annual meeting. Congratulations to PAHA, and thanks to Iwona Flis for capturing valuable material. Cheers to exploring Polish-American history!

As we bid farewell to this incredible year, the Polish Museum of America wishes you a joyous and vibrant New Year's Eve!...
12/29/2023

As we bid farewell to this incredible year, the Polish Museum of America wishes you a joyous and vibrant New Year's Eve! We're thrilled to have been a part of your cultural journey in 2023 and can't wait to share even more with you in the upcoming year.

Congratulations!
12/29/2023

Congratulations!

Zjednoczenie Polskie Rzymsko-Katolickie w Ameryce – Polish American Roman Catholic Union in America, czyli PRCUA – ma swoje korzenie w falach imigrantów przybywających pod koniec XIX wieku z rozbitej przez rozbiory Polski do Stanów Zjednoczonych w poszukiwaniu lepszego życia, wolnego od ucis...

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12/22/2023

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Zwyczaj ręcznego wytwarzania ozdób choinkowych jeszcze nie poszedł w zapomnienie. Z materiałów takich jak kolorowy papier, bibuła, skrawki materiału, wata czy klej można wyczarować oryginalne ozdoby, będące pięknym dodatkiem na naszym świątecznym drzewku. Przekonali się o tym uczestni...

As Christmas Eve approaches, we're filled with immense gratitude for your unwavering support throughout the year. Jesteś...
12/21/2023

As Christmas Eve approaches, we're filled with immense gratitude for your unwavering support throughout the year.
Jesteśmy blisko Was. Z życzeniami nad opłatkiem

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As Christmas Eve approaches, we're filled with immense gratitude for your unwavering support throughout the year.

Exciting news! This holiday season, we're thrilled to announce that the Polish Museum of America is a Sponsoring Organiz...
12/21/2023

Exciting news! This holiday season, we're thrilled to announce that the Polish Museum of America is a Sponsoring Organization of the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union! As a token of appreciation, we received a stunning basket from the PSFCU representatives, and we couldn't be more grateful!

Zyczenia swiateczne MPA | Merry Christmas from PMA
12/17/2023

Zyczenia swiateczne MPA | Merry Christmas from PMA

Visitors from Chicago Dramatists Klaudia Siczek, Carson Becker, and Ruth Margraff looking at the PMA Helena Modjeska col...
12/15/2023

Visitors from Chicago Dramatists Klaudia Siczek, Carson Becker, and Ruth Margraff looking at the PMA Helena Modjeska collection with Basia Kożuchowska. They are interested in a potential theatrical collaboration based on the Polish-American Shakespearean actress.

Hosted John Paul II Catholic University guests at Polish Museum of America! Explored PRCUA 150th exhibit with Dr. Janusz...
12/13/2023

Hosted John Paul II Catholic University guests at Polish Museum of America! Explored PRCUA 150th exhibit with Dr. Janusz Bień, Dr. Wojciech Wciseł, guided by Małgorzata Kot and Halina Misterka. Thanks for insights on Polish diaspora. Look forward to your return!

Embark on the gripping journey of 'Godspeed, Los Polacos' at the Polish Museum of America. Follow brave Polish kayakers ...
12/11/2023

Embark on the gripping journey of 'Godspeed, Los Polacos' at the Polish Museum of America. Follow brave Polish kayakers through Peru's Rio Colca amidst 'Solidarity.' Thanks to all who joined – more enriching events coming soon!

What a magical time we had at the Polish Museum of America's Christmas workshops! Our halls were filled with the joyous ...
12/10/2023

What a magical time we had at the Polish Museum of America's Christmas workshops! Our halls were filled with the joyous sounds of laughter and creativity, all thanks to our incredible instructors: Patrycja Stępniak, Christine Frankowicz-Burd, Mirosława Link, Lidia Kowalewicz, Halina Misterka, Ania Rafacz, and Małgorzata Kot. Their passion and expertise made every moment unforgettable!

Our talented instructors guided us through crafting traditional Polish Christmas decorations and ornaments, perfect for adorning a Christmas tree. From intricately designed ornaments to delicate creations, we delved into the artistry behind these cherished pieces, embracing the heritage of Polish Christmas celebrations.

A special mention goes to Lucie Bucki and Beata Pawlikowska for sharing the beautiful flame from the Peace Light from Bethlehem, and a warm thank you to Maria Pappas for gracing us with her visit.

We had a magical time at the Polish Museum of America's Christmas workshops. Thanks to our fantastic instructors, every moment was unforgettable!

A round of applause to the exceptional individuals who took part in the "Quest for a Contemporary Polish Copernicus" eve...
12/07/2023

A round of applause to the exceptional individuals who took part in the "Quest for a Contemporary Polish Copernicus" event, organized by the Polish Teachers Association in America! The Gala held at the Polish Museum in America paid tribute to Nicolaus Copernicus on his 550th birth anniversary, attended by distinguished guests such as Dr. Tomasz Rzymkowski, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Education and Science, Piotr Semeniuk, Director of International Cooperation, along with Consul Agata Grochowska and Anna Czarnecka-Hebal from the Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union, the main sponsor of the awards.

A round of applause to the exceptional individuals who took part in the "Quest for a Contemporary Polish Copernicus" event, organized by the Polish Teachers Association in America! The Gala held at the Polish Museum in America paid tribute to Nicolaus Copernicus on his 550th birth anniversary, atten...

Happy Mikołajki, everyone! December 6th marks a festive tradition filled with joy and kindness.
12/06/2023

Happy Mikołajki, everyone! December 6th marks a festive tradition filled with joy and kindness.

12/05/2023

Join us! Zapraszamy!

12/04/2023

Christmas Ornaments Workshop & Gift Shop Sale

This Giving Tuesday, show your support for the Polish Museum of America! Thank you!W tegoroczny Dobroczynny Wtorek prosi...
11/27/2023

This Giving Tuesday, show your support for the Polish Museum of America! Thank you!

W tegoroczny Dobroczynny Wtorek prosimy o wsparcie misji Muzeum Polskego w Ameryce! Dziękujemy!

This Giving Tuesday, show your support for the Polish Museum of America! Thank you! W tegoroczny Dobroczynny Wtorek prosimy o wsparcie misji Muzeum Polskego w Ameryce! Dziękujemy!

Fantastic updates! We're delighted to share that at the Polish Museum of America underwent recent elections on October 2...
11/22/2023

Fantastic updates! We're delighted to share that at the Polish Museum of America underwent recent elections on October 24th. The composition of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors will remain unchanged, with the Officers: President Ryszard Owsiany, Vice-Presidents Andrew Pawlowski and Paul Odrobina, Treasurer Dean Uminski, and Secretary Victoria Granacki. This will ensure continuity and stability in our mission to preserve and celebrate Polish heritage.

Fantastic updates! We're delighted to share that at the Polish Museum of America underwent recent elections on October 24th. The composition of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors will remain unchanged, with the Officers: President Ryszard Owsiany, Vice-Presidents Andrew Pawlowski and...

As we gather to give thanks, we want to extend our warmest wishes to everyone celebrating this special day. May your hom...
11/21/2023

As we gather to give thanks, we want to extend our warmest wishes to everyone celebrating this special day. May your homes be filled with joy, laughter, and the love of family and friends.

The Polish Museum of America hosted the Missionary Sisters of St. Benedict, exploring history and learning about their i...
11/21/2023

The Polish Museum of America hosted the Missionary Sisters of St. Benedict, exploring history and learning about their inspiring work. Grateful for their visit, we look forward to hosting them again!

The Polish Museum of America welcomed the 6th Interdisciplinary Conference "Women for Women." Ten remarkable women, pion...
11/20/2023

The Polish Museum of America welcomed the 6th Interdisciplinary Conference "Women for Women." Ten remarkable women, pioneers in their respective fields, graced our halls to share insights and experiences from their diverse journeys.

The Polish Museum of America welcomed the 6th Interdisciplinary Conference "Women for Women,". Ten remarkable women, pioneers in their respective fields, graced our halls to share insights and experiences from their diverse journeys.

Emilia Plater School's visit was a joyous exploration of Polish heritage. Thanks to the students and our team, your supp...
11/18/2023

Emilia Plater School's visit was a joyous exploration of Polish heritage. Thanks to the students and our team, your support helps preserve and share our rich cultural history.

We welcomed Dr. Michal Mraczek, an assistant professor from Wroclaw, for research at our library, guided by our expert K...
11/18/2023

We welcomed Dr. Michal Mraczek, an assistant professor from Wroclaw, for research at our library, guided by our expert Krystyna Grell. Our extensive collection of Polish books invites all knowledge seekers to explore literature and history, making books the finest companions on any journey.

Celebrate the magic of language and culture at the Polish Museum of America, where translators from across the U.S. join...
11/18/2023

Celebrate the magic of language and culture at the Polish Museum of America, where translators from across the U.S. joined us for a day filled with music, dance, and exploration of our rich collection. Special thanks to Avant Assessment for their collaboration in making this gathering a success. Stay tuned for more vibrant events celebrating our shared love for culture and connection!

Celebrate the magic of language and culture at the Polish Museum of America, where translators from across the U.S. joined us for a day filled with music, dance, and exploration of our rich collection. Special thanks to Avant Assessment for their collaboration in making this gathering a success. Sta...

The Polish Museum of America hosted Kapela Ogórki from Podhale, Ciche, expressing gratitude for their appreciation of ou...
11/14/2023

The Polish Museum of America hosted Kapela Ogórki from Podhale, Ciche, expressing gratitude for their appreciation of our cultural artifacts. We look forward to future visits, anticipating more music, laughs, and shared history.

The sold-out Cracow Duo Concert at the Polish Museum of America enchanted the crowd, celebrating Polish Independence Day...
11/12/2023

The sold-out Cracow Duo Concert at the Polish Museum of America enchanted the crowd, celebrating Polish Independence Day with support from the National Institute of Music and Dance and the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

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984 N Milwaukee Avenue
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Tuesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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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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