The Polish Museum of America (PMA) presents a special evening commemorating the historic 80th anniversary of its opening on January 22. Founded in 1935, the PMA is in the heart of Chicago’s historic Polonia, in the national headquarters building of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America. Designed by John Flizikowski, this 1913 structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013 and noted for its significance in the history of Polish-American settlement in Chicago. Treasures from 16th century Polish Kings to 19th century American Presidents are part of the collection, including many artifacts from the 1939 New York World’s Fair Polish Pavilion, which could not be returned to Poland due to the outbreak of the Second World War. Today, the PMA stands a representative venue in the United States of Polish culture, history and presence in North America.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 4:00 p.m.
80th Anniversary of the Opening of the Polish Museum of America
Polish Museum of America, Sabin P. Logisz Great Hall
984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Suggested donation: $50/person
[Source: press release, ceeres.uchicago.edu]