Farewell and Best Wishes to Gabriela Kaminski

Congrats and thanks to Gabriela Kamiński, our intern at the Polish Museum of America, as she heads to Texas for her Masters in Art History. Best wishes for her future curatorial pursuits.

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Lost Boyz Inc. Pays a Visit to the Polish Museum of America

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.

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Volhynian Bloody Sunday

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,

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Honoring Heroes: Restoring the Legacy of the Blue Army Veterans

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.

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The PMA Closed for 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from the Polish Museum of America! While Americans as a whole celebrate their independence, Polish Americans also have the opportunity to reflect on their own immigrant journey, their contributions to the nation, and the vibrant tapestry of diversity that makes the United States such a unique

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Explore the Legacy of Jan Ignacy Paderewski on his Death Anniversary

On June 29th, we commemorate the death anniversary of Jan Ignacy Paderewski, a remarkable figure in Polish history and music. Explore his captivating world through insightful videos on YouTube and visit the Paderewski Room at the Polish Museum of America to see the remarkable collection firsthand!

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Versailles Peace Treaty: A Historic Moment in World History

The signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28th marked the end of World War I, shaping global history, with notable figures like Ignacy Jan Paderewski playing a significant role, and the pen used during the signing now residing at the Polish Museum of America, offering visitors a glimpse

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Preserving Polish Heritage: 150 Years of PRCUA’s Commitment

We are excited to share a sneak peek of one of the captivating artifacts that will be showcased in our upcoming exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (PRCUA). Cataloged by Beth Martini and Daniela Wojas, the S.S. Ladies P.R.C.U League single column trophy

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Happy Independence Day 2023!

The Offices of the PRCUA, PMA and Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, in observance of Independence Day.

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9th PIASA Conference on Polish Studies

At the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America (PIASA) Midwestern Conference on December 2, 1942, the Archives and Museum of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America (PRCUA) – now the Polish Museum of America (PMA), hosted a closed session for the Commission for Research on Polish Immigration.

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