Commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

April 19 marks the anniversary of a somber chapter in history that forever echoes the resilience and bravery of the human spirit. On April 19th, 1943, smoke billowed over the skies of central Warsaw as the Nazi German occupying forces sought to extinguish the last flickers of hope within the

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Celebrating 109 Years of the PMA Library!

On April 18 we commemorate a significant milestone in our history—the ceremonial opening of the PMA Library in 1915. Blessed by Father Jan Obyrtacz, this institution has been a beacon of Polish literature and culture for over a century.

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Defying Odds: The Warsaw Insurrection of 1794

April 17 marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Insurrection of 1794, a pivotal event in Polish history. It was an armed Polish insurrection by the city's populace early in the Kościuszko Uprising and a bold attempt to free Warsaw from the grip of the Russian Empire.

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Happy World Art Day!

April 15 marks World Art Day, a global celebration dedicated to fostering the development, dissemination, and appreciation of art, as declared during the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2019.

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Katyń Massacre Remembrance Day

April 13th marks the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the 1940 Katyn Forest Massacre, a dark chapter orchestrated by the NKVD. Let us honor those lost and preserve historical truth for a future of peace and solidarity.

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Celebrating Marian Mokwa’s Birthday

On April 9 we celebrate the birthday of Marian Mokwa, a Polish painter, traveler, and social activist! With over 80 years of dedication to his craft, Mokwa left a lasting mark on the art world, creating approximately 9,000 oil and watercolor paintings along with thousands of drawings.

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Remembering Pope John Paul II

On April 2nd, we commemorate the passing of a beloved figure whose impact transcended borders and touched millions worldwide. Karol Wojtyła, known to the world as Pope John Paul II, left an indelible mark on history through his unwavering faith, profound wisdom, and tireless dedication to peace and justice.

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Happy International Children’s Book Day!

As we celebrate the enchanting world of children's literature, we're reminded of the timeless tales that have shaped young minds for generations. Founded in 1967 and observed on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2nd, this special day holds a cherished place in our hearts.

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Honoring the Legacy of Mieczysław Haiman

March 31, 2024, marks the 136th birthday of Mieczysław Haiman (1888 - 1949), the first curator of the Polish Museum of America!

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