80th Anniversary of The Polish Museum of America

Sunday, January 22, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Polish Museum of America

984 N. Milwaukee Ave.

*Free parking available

 

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Polish Museum of America at this special evening commemorating the historic anniversary.

 

After a fire wiped out the Polish Library and National Museum at Alliance College in 1931, prominent voices in the Polish-American community began agitating for a venue in the United States which could both promote Polish culture and history as well as attest to the Polish presence in North America.

 

The Polish Museum of America was established in 1935 as the "Museum and Archives of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America". Mieczyslaw Hejman was appointed its first curator, archivist and chief librarian. The museum officially opened its doors on January 12 of 1937.