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80th Anniversary of the PMA

80th Anniversary of the PMA Opening event. Jubileusz 80-lecia otwarcia MPA

The official opening of the Museum took place exactly 80 years ago, on January 12, 1937, in the PRCUA Auditorium. Among the participants were representatives of the Polish government, Polish-American organizations, and Chicago dignitaries. During the ceremony PRCUA President Joseph Kania stated in his speech: “In the Archives and Museum, which we established in the PRCUA Headquarters, we want to collect, neither for us nor for this organization, but for the whole Polish American community, all the most precious memorabilia, which will be handed over to future generations. We dedicate the Polish Museum at the PRCUA to the Polish American community, may it always serve for the glory of the whole community in the most beautiful and useful way.”

Great Hall

Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall was originally designed as the auditorium for the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America headquarters. In 1939, it was adapted for the needs of the Museum. The center space of the Great Hall presents rotating temporary exhibitions of documentary and historical content, as well as art and artists, both local and international.

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