Ignacy Jan Paderewski Goes Home – 81st Anniversary

On this day, we commemorate the loss of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, who died in New York 81 years ago on June 29, 1941, yet the story of his burial is one that wasn’t complete until 51 years after his death.

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The Polish Museum of America mourns the passing of respected veteran, Wiesław Chodorowski.

The Polish Museum of America mourns the passing of respected veteran, Wiesław Chodorowski. Wiesław Tadeusz ‘Ted’ Chodorowski (January 4, 1929 - June 10, 2022)

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Milwaukee Avenue Polish Heritage Corridor

Milwaukee Avenue Polish Heritage Corridor - The official designation was passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker on June 10th.

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Happy International Museum Day!

We're so grateful for our visitors and community, who have supported us since our establishment in 1937 as the Museum and Archives of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.

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78 Anniversary of Polish Victory Battle at Monte Cassino

May 18, 1944, marks a very special day for WWII history-the Polish 2 Corps broke the German defensive lines and opened the road for the Allies to liberate Rome from German occupation

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International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world today, on May 12 which is the birth date of Florence Nightingale.

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President Richard Owsiany and Managing Director Małgorzata Kot were honored

President Richard Owsiany and Managing Director Małgorzata Kot were honored by the Polish American Police Association as PAPA's Civilian Persons of the Year!

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231 Anniversary of the Constitution of May 3, 1791

Today we stand in awe and acclaim at Europe's first written democratic constitution-the Polish Constitution ratified May 3, 1791 (written in 1788).

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Polish Constitution Day Parade

Dear PMA Members and Friends! The Polish Museum of America and Library will be closed on Saturday, May 7th. All PMA visitors are encouraged to attend the Parade and Concert.

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107th Library anniversary

On this day, April 18th, the PMA Library observes its 107th anniversary. The Library was founded in 1915 by the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America.

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