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40th Anniversary Gala

The Polish Museum of America Presents it’s Virtual 40th Gala

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will stream our Gala virtually
This year’s program will include:
Music by the Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra
Spirit Award recipients for 2020 are:
Holy Trinity Polish Mission accepted by Pastor Andrzej Totzke
Izabela J. Roman, M.D., Ph.D.
Our Mistress of Ceremony, Magda Walczak, will guide you through videos of the Polish Museum of America, a ballroom dance performance by the Interclub Academy of Dance, plus more.

Your support during this unprecedented time is greatly appreciated!


Please go to our website to make a donation: 40th Gala Appeal
Please enter the address of our website Polish Museum of America and be with us that day  – Nov 7th at 6 PM


The poppy was chosen as the symbol of the Summer Gala because it is both a beautiful and common summer wildflower of Poland, symbolizing Flanders’s field to Americans and Monte Cassino to the Poles. Originally created by Theodore “Ted” Swigon (1942-2019)

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 The center space of the Great Hall presents rotating temporary exhibitions of documentary and historical content, as well as art and artists, both local and international.

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