Dozin’ with the Dinos at The Field Museum

Polish-American Group Outing at The Field Museum in Chicago, Ill.

Date: April 4-5, 2014

Imagine roaming The Field Museum in Chicago, Ill. at night! Bring your sleeping bag and explore one of the most exciting spots in town! Overnights are a unique opportunity for parents and their children, 6-12, to spend the night at the Museum.

The evening begins with orientation and various workshops in the main hall. Stop by Dinosauria! Afterwards, we will watch a performance, munch on a snack, enjoy late night activities, and explore the Museum’s exhibitions, including Inside Ancient Egypt by flashlight.

Group Overnights begin at 5:45 p.m. and end the following morning after 8 a.m.

This is a family-friendly program. Give your children a night to remember.

Cost for Group Overnight is $55 per person. Sign-up now! Space is limited.

Click here for reservation form.

For additional information, please contact:
Polish Women’s Alliance – Vice President Sharon Zago, 1-888-522-1898 Ext. 208
Polish Roman Catholic Union – Vice President Anna Sokolowski, 1-800-772-8632 Ext. 2601
Polish National Alliance – Vice President Paul Odrobina, 1-800-621-3723 Ext. 316
Polish Falcons of America – Vice President Trish Del Busse, 1-800-535-2071

PMA obtains grants from Polish Foreign Ministry

Thanks to the recommendation by the Polish Consulate General in Chicago, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to grant the Polish Museum of America (PMA) four grants to the total value of $30,000 for various museum projects, among them digitizing the photo collection, conservation of rare books, purchasing flat file cabinets for archival use and organizing the exhibit of the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

At a meeting on Friday, May 18, 2013 at the Polish Consulate General in Chicago, Consul General Paulina Kapuscinska and Museum Managing Director Jan M. Lorys, signed agreements on the grants to PMA.

In attendance during the meeting were also PMA President Maria Bronny Ciesla, Deputy Consul General Robert Rusiecki, Vice Consul Konrad Zielinski, PMA Head Archivist Halina Misterka, Head Librarian Malgorzata Kot and Photography Collection Curator Julita Siegel.

A PMA spokesman said it appreciates the support granted by the Polish State, specifically the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and acknowledges this assistance, as well as the funds received in the past.

Source: Polonia Media Network

PFA Online Museum: The Archival Process

This is a short video to introduce the archival process used to create the PFA Online Museum. The online museum is part of an ongoing project to catalog, preserve and display the archival materials located within PFA National Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.  Over time, the organization has accumulated a considerable amount of material from individual donors and other organizations, including Nests. This project aims to organize these materials and make them more accessible to the public.

Click here to visit the PFA Online Museum.

PFA Online Museum: Explore Our History

We invite you to explore the newly created Polish Falcons of America Online Museum! This online museum is part of an ongoing project to catalog, preserve and display the archival materials located within PFA National Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. Over time, the organization has accumulated a considerable amount of material from individual donors and other organizations, including Nests. This project aims to organize these materials and make them more accessible to the public. Although the project is just in its infancy, we have had the opportunity to catalogue many unique and interesting photographs, documents, and related memorabilia. Subject matter for the photograph collection ranges from membership activities to cultural events, militaria, Polish history, as well as sports and physical fitness. Such materials are valuable not only to the PFA organization, but to all Polish-Americans and historians as they also help to define the history of American Polonia, the Polish immigration to the United States and the history of Poland from the late 1800s to the present time.

The Men’s Bowling Team from Nest 610 in Erie, PA is all set for a competition in Chicago!

The Men’s Bowling Team from Nest 610 in Erie, PA is all set for a competition in Chicago!

The purpose of this online museum is two-fold: First, by publishing this material online, we hope to make it more accessible for PFA Members and the general public, as well as for research by academics. Second, we hope that this online museum will help us to provide context for those photographs and artifacts for which further information is needed. Although the photograph collection is sizeable, many of the people and places in the photographs have not been identified. If you can offer any insight into our collection, we encourage you to submit comments directly on a post or to contact us directly through our Contact page. Please, tell us your stories!

As you begin to explore the PFA Online Museum, you may wish to simply browse the entire collection. You might also begin with one of our themed collections, such as the Athletics Collection or Military Collection, which provide more context for the individual photographs. Be sure to look through the Featured Section for detailed stories. New pictures are being added to the museum daily, so check back regularly!

Click here to visit the PFA Online Museum.