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Polish museum in America turns 85

13.01.2022 13:30
The Polish Museum of America in the midwestern US city of Chicago is celebrating its 85th year in existence.
A woman participates in Polish Constitution Day Parade at Columbus Drive in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States, on May 4, 2019. The midwestern US city of Chicago is said to be home to the worlds second-largest population of Poles after Warsaw.
A woman participates in Polish Constitution Day Parade at Columbus Drive in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States, on May 4, 2019. The midwestern US city of Chicago is said to be home to the world’s second-largest population of Poles after Warsaw.PAP/Photoshot

The museum's collection includes personal memorabilia of Polish pianist and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Polish and American independence hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko, in addition to works by prominent painters as well as historic manuscripts, letters written by Polish kings, folk costumes, and military uniforms.

The museum serves as the venue of the annual General Pulaski Day celebration in Chicago and hosts other special events for the Polish community in the United States.

Polish government officials attended the institution's opening ceremony on January 12, 1937.

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