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984 North Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 606 4 2 www. polishmuseumofamerica .org E-mail pma@ polishmuseumofamerica .org Telephone: 1-773-384-3352 Fax: 1-773-384-3799 Hours of Operation: Museum: 11:00-4:00 everyday except Thursday and Polish and United States national holidays Library: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00-4:00 Wednesday 1:00-7:00 closed Thursday and Sunday Fees: adults $7 seniors and students $5 children $4 The Polish Museum o f America
PMA and PRCUA building, photo credit Julita Siegel
Pulaski Day celebration , State Holiday, First Monday of March
An evening with M. Lasota 2006 (J. Pasternak)
Concerts, galas, gatherings
Camera obscura exhibition
Wojtek Gil - 2010
Bogdan Zdrojewski, Maciej P ł a ż y ń ski , Krystyna Bochenek,
Souvenir pocket watch belonging to Paderewski
Golden pen of Paderewski with which he signed the Treaty of Versailles
Archives open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00-4:00 closed Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
E. Targonska and H. Misterka during archival research
A letter by king Jan Kazimierz
A letter by Maria Kazimier, wife of king Jan III Sobieski 1674-1696
Library open Monday,Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00-4:00, Wednesday 1:00-7:00, closed Thursday and Sunday
Feather Ex Libris created by J. Siegel
Library after 1935 but before 1949. Edmund L. Kowalczyk, Mieczyslaw Haiman and Sabina Logisz
Mieczyslaw Haiman, Alphonse S. Wolanin and Sabina Logisz
PMA staff assisting during the archiving of the collection belonging to Mr. and Ms. Karpowicz, 2006
Rare books from the library collection (A. Slota)
Manoeuvres of Horse Artillery by Thaddeus Kościuszko.
Published in New York, in 1808. This was the first book on the subject of horse-artillery drills printed in the United States.
Polonica in English and Polonica Americana
Example of a recording from the music collection
Padereviana Music Collection
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PMA Library today (F . Wasilewski)
Book sale 2004 (J. Lorys)
Library lesson (E. Targonska)
Quarterly (The PMA Newsletter)
The Polish Museum of America. History and Collections. Guide. Warsaw 2003
Publication for the library anniversary, 2005
Teresa Kaczorowska, PhD
- a journalist, writer, poetess, and co-worker of Pultusk Academy of Humanities.
H alina Misterka – PMA Archivist
completed her education in Poland . Since 2000 Mrs. Misterka is the Archivist at the Museum, organizing and overseeing the vast and varied collection of documents and valuable papers.
Geraldine Balut Coleman, PhD
Geraldine Balut Coleman received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Detroit and her doctorate from Loyola University Chicago. She has been a high school mathematics teacher for over 34 years, of which 28 years have teaching at Loyola Academy, a Jesuit College Preparatory High School, located in Wilmette, Illinois.
Dr. Coleman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Museum of America (PMA) and the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation. Additionally, she is an editor and a reporter for the POLISH AMERICAN JOURNAL, a long-established national monthly newspaper.
She is actively involved with the Legion of Young Polish Women and the Polish Women’s Alliance of America (PWAA). She is also a member of the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA), the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA), and the American Culture Association.
She has given professional presentations throughout North America on subjects ranging from Polish Language Schools, the education of the Polish-born and the Polish American student, and the growth of contemporary Polish folk dancing. Dr. Coleman worked extensively on establishing student exchange programs between Jesuit high schools in the Chicago area and Poland. She received the coveted outstanding educator award for “building bridges between cultures and people” from the Piotr Skarga, SJ, High School of Nowy Sącz, Poland, as well as the “Educator of the Year” award from Northeastern Illinois University. She successfully chaired the renovation of the Paderewski Room at The Polish Museum of America.
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