Honoring Kazimierz Wierzyński

On the 55th death anniversary of Kazimierz Wierzyński, the Polish Museum of America commemorates the esteemed poet's profound contributions to Polish literature and his unwavering dedication to his homeland.

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The Grand Return

Discover the restoration journey of seven paintings commissioned for the 1939 New York World's Fair in this lecture by the Polish Museum of America and Loyola University Chicago's Polish Studies Program. Explore the intersection of art, history, and cultural heritage as the speakers guide you from Le Moyne College Library

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Exploring the Legacy of Ganna Walska: An Evening at the PMA

Join us on October 14th at 6 p.m. as we delve into the captivating life of Madame Ganna Walska, a renowned beauty, opera star, and philanthropist. Discover her enduring legacy, from rebuilding the Royal Castle in Warsaw to owning the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and creating Lotusland, a stunning

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Research on Emigration Magazines in the Collection of the PMA

On August 31, 2023, Dr. Elżbieta Nowosielska and Dr. Aleksandra Bańkowska resumed their research at the Archives of the Polish Museum of America. They're collaborating on a project to compile a Bibliography of Polish history from the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on emigration and the Polish diaspora press between

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3 May Constitution Day

Today we celebrate 3 May Constitution Day, which commemorates the enactment of the Polish Constitution that came into effect on 3 May 1791. On this date in Warsaw, the sejm of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth adopted the document which was the second written constitution in the world and the first in

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The Grand Return: Restoring Poland’s Cultural Heritage

Seven paintings by the Brotherhood of St. Luke have been returned to the National Museum in Warsaw, restoring a piece of Poland's cultural heritage. The Polish Museum of America and Loyola University Chicago recently presented a lecture on the return of these paintings, which were commissioned for the 1939 New

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Łączy Nas Pamięć / Remembering Together

This year as the world commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Uprising on 19 April. POLIN Museum has created various events in a robust program that will span the entire year and focus on this topic.

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Polish Academy of Sciences Archives Director Visits PMA

Dr. Hanna Krajewska, Director of the Archives of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, visited the Polish Museum in America twice during her stay in Chicago.

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LOT Polish Airlines

The Polish Museum of America's final English language video for 2022 is a tribute LOT Polish Airlines highlighting artifacts and material found in the PMA's 1939 World's Fair Polish Pavilion collection. 

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The terrible German Invasion

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

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