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A warm invitation to The Polish Museum of America’s Summer Ball
The Polish Museum of America (PMA), 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 extends a warm invitation to our valued friends and patrons to the 32nd Summer Ball, on Friday, June 7, 2012. The ball will be held at the Rosewood Restaurant & Banquets, 9421 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018. The black-tie event begins with cocktails at 7:00 p.m., and dinner served at 8:00 p.m. Music will be provided by the renowned Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra. Individual tickets are $175 each. A portion of the ticket price and any donations to The Polish Museum of America are tax deductible.
This year, the Polish Spirit Award will honor Kazimiera Bober, founder and owner of Kasia’s Deli for her contributions to the traditions and culture of the Polish American community.
The Summer Ball is the PMA’s largest yearly fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting the Museum. Established in Chicago in 1935, The Polish Museum of America remains the nation’s only institution of its kind, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Polish and Polish American culture through a wide variety of educational programs and exhibitions. In addition, the Museum hosts its Library, the newly-renovated Paderewski Room, its priceless and newly-conserved Royal Sleigh, and the Stephen and Elizabeth Ann Kusmierczak Art Gallery, all of which serve those seeking knowledge regarding assorted and interesting histories and arts within Polonia. Additionally, the PMA’s valuable Archives house research sources chronicling the lives of those of Polish descent in the United States and throughout the world.
Over the years, we have tried to make The Polish Museum of America the center of our ethnic heritage and to help preserve its holdings for succeeding generations. We have continued in our efforts to renovate and modernize the Museum, as well as safeguard our priceless collections. As a not-for-profit institution, we need your continued help and support to preserve and promote Polish and Polish American heritage and culture.
We all owe it to future generations to make The Polish Museum of America a Chicago heritage landmark and the cultural center of the Polish American community. Please help us.
We thank you for your continued and generous support and look forward to seeing you at the Summer Ball!
Please make checks payable to The Polish Museum of America.
Deadline for reservations is May 29, 2012 please call 773-782-2601.
The poppy was chosen as the symbol of the Summer Ball because it is a beautiful and common wildflower in Poland symbolizing Flanders Field to Americans and Monte Cassino to Poles.