Polish Constitution Day Parade
Celebrate Freedom on Polish Constitution Day
Show pride in your Polish heritage by marching with the Polish Museum of America at Chicago’s 125th Annual Polish Constitution Day Parade. The parade celebrates the historic Polish Constitution of 1791, the first democratic constitution in Europe and second in the world only to the United States Constitution. The Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The PMA is Unit #49. Wear comfortable walking shoes and consider wearing red and white, the colors of the Polish flag! The official route runs south on State Street, from Lake to Jackson. Thousands of marchers from organizations in every corner of Chicagoland are expected to turn out for this event, and the staff and board of directors invite you to swell the ranks of the PMA contingent and demonstrate our commitment to raising awareness of the contributions of Poles and Polish Americans to the United States and the world.
Museum and Library open regular hours
The Stephen and Elizabeth Ann Kusmierczak Art Gallery contains paintings and sculptures spanning 1901-1947. The majority of the collection was originally displayed at the 1939 New York World's Fair, and reflects dominant trends in Polish art during the Interwar Period of the twentieth century.