984 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642-4101 (773) 384-3352 || Opening hours: Friday-Tuesday: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday: CLOSED

The Rise of Casimir Pulaski Day

Casimir Pulaski Day. If you grew up in Illinois in the 1980s or 1990s (or, if you raised a kid at the time), you probably remember a school and government holiday — the first Monday in March — that most of the rest of the country does not observe.

Click for interactive tour through the Pulaski Day history

Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker signs the Pulaski Day bill September 9, 1973 at the Polish Museum of America in Chicago. First a commemorative holiday, Pulaski Day became an official public holiday in 1985.

Click for interactive tour through the Pulaski Day history.

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/the-rise-of-casimir-pulaski-day/f7885e2e-7df6-47f0-bdda-610b445c11af

Related News

Post a comment