On August 31, 2023, Dr. Elżbieta Nowosielska and Dr. Aleksandra Bańkowska resumed their research at the Archives of the Polish Museum of America. They're collaborating on a project to compile a Bibliography of Polish history from the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on emigration and the Polish diaspora press between
DePaul University students set the season in motion with an inspiring visit to the Polish Museum of America.
The Polish Museum of America received a notable donation from SWAP PAVA District Board no. 1, including framed photos of board members and the Women's Auxiliary. The museum thanks SWAP for enriching its mission.
Polish Museum of America welcomed distinguished guests Consul Rie Arai and Deputy Consul-General Naoya Kishi from the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago. They delved into our unique archival collection, including original Japanese letters from 1939, shedding light on WWII perspectives. The visit initiated a series, celebrating vibrant Polish-Japanese ties. Gratitude
The Polish Museum of America hosted special guests from Lost Boyz Inc., a Chicago-based organization empowering underprivileged youth through sports. Come explore our museum and support Lost Boyz Inc.'s mission at https://www.lostboyzinc.org.
On July 11, 1943, the Volhynian Bloody Sunday occurred in western Ukraine during World War II. The Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) carried out coordinated attacks on Polish villages, resulting in the deaths of 40,000 to 60,000 ethnic Poles. This tragic event highlights deep-rooted ethnic tensions and the need for dialogue,
Honoring Polish American Blue Army veterans, the Polish Institute of Culture & Research held a three-day program. Led by Henrietta Nowakowska, the project restored gravesites and unveiled a monument. Supported by the PMA Archives, it included a documentary, lectures, and a Sunday mass, commemorating their service.