The terrible German Invasion

The German Invasion of Poland – 83 years ago today || September 1, 1939 - September 1, 2022

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Powstanie warszawskie | Warsaw Uprising

Today is the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, an insurrection that would result in over 200,000 civilian and insurgent deaths and the destruction of much of the city (85% by January 1945)

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Helena Paderewska – 166th Anniversary of Birth

Helena Rosen was born to a Polish father and Greek mother in Warsaw on August 1, 1856.

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Summer farming season theme in PMA Painting

Summer and Fall are for harvest, and winter is for resting. Summer farming season theme in PMA Painting.

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National Ice Cream Day

Wherever you choose to get your ice cream fix today, be sure to stop into the museum to see the rest of our "Polish Chicago: 1850-1939" exhibit.

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Beautiful unveiling anniversary of Batowski’s “Pulaski at Savannah”

During summer vacation, when we joyfully indulge in the pleasures of the sun and holiday air, we commemorate the exceptional anniversary of the unveiling of the centerpiece of the PMA’s Great Hall. The oil painting, dated 1931, was unveiled at the Art Institute of Chicago on July 10, 1934, by

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International Kissing Day

This day reminds people to recognize the simple value of a kiss between friends, lovers, family, and even pets. Of course, be sure to take necessary COVID-19 precautions!

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Happy Independence Day from PMA

Happy Independence Day from The Polish Museum of America! Z okazji Święta Niepodległości Muzeum Polskie w Ameryce przesyła Państwu najlepsze życzenia!

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Feast Day of St. John the Baptist

He is the well known relative of Jesus of Nazareth who was born to St. Elizabeth, cousin of the Virgin Mary and Zechariah in the Herodian kingdom of Judea.

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World Refugee Day – June 20

We recall the plight and suffering of millions of women, children and the elderly throughout the world whose lives were terribly impacted by sometimes natural disasters, most often however by armed conflicts.

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