The influx of Polish immigrants and exiles gives birth to a frenzy of statue building and dedicating in cities with large Polish populations. In total there are eight statues built from 1904 through 1927.
The next video in our series titled "The role of the PRCUA and its perseverance in the founding and support of the PMA"
PMA President Richard Owsiany provides a glimpse of Chicago Polonia's activism and role during that time for WTTW's Interactive online article.
Two sculptures by Stanisław Szukalski in the collection of the Polish Museum of America.