Polish Museum of America and its collection

Polish Museum of America

The Polish Museum of America is located in West Town , in what had been the historical Polish Downtown neighborhood of Chicago . It is home to numerous Polish artifacts, artwork, and embroidered folk costumes in its growing collection. Founded in 1935, it is one of the oldest ethnic museums in the United States and a Core Member of the Chicago Cultural Alliance , a consortium of 25 ethnic museums and cultural centers in Chicago . Each year, the museum organizes several exhibitions, publishes accompanying bilingual catalogs, and conducts a wide range of public programming, frequently in collaboration with other museums, educational institutions, and cultural centers. It promotes the knowledge of Polish history and culture by focusing on Polish and Polish American art through its collection of paintings, sculptures , drawings and lithographs by well-known artists. In addition to exhibits the Polish Museum of America also maintains cultural programs such as lectures, movies and slide presentations, theater performances, meetings with schools and people dedicated to Polish Culture from all over the world. The museum serves as the focus of official commemorations of Casimir Pulaski Day where various city and state officials congregate to pay tribute to Chicago's Polish Community .

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Polish Museum of America
North Milwaukee Avenue 984
IL 60642 Chicago

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
11:00 – 16:00
Wednesday Closed
11:00 – 16:00
Friday Closed
11:00 – 16:00
Sunday Closed




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North Milwaukee Avenue 984, Chicago

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