Category: Polish Culture

The ups and downs of keeping your baby names a secret

About seven seconds after we shared the news that we were pregnant, people have been asking all sorts of questions. When is Nightingale due?  Are we going to learn the sex of the children? Do they have a favorite cognac and preferred smokes? You know, the standard FAQs. Like an episode of Lost, every question led to... Read more »

Rosetta Stone: Learning a new language is not easy for adults

I mentioned <em>apple </em>and <em>egg</em>, <strong>Jajko i jabłko</strong>. That's right!  Right out of the gate the first thing Rosetta Stone throws at you are two words in Polish that are spelled and sound very similar, at least to American eyes and ears.
In 2009 I purchased the Rosetta Stone software in an attempt to learn Polish, the language of my ancestors. I’ll tell you this much, it is probably easier to learn Nuclear Physics, Quantum Mechanics or host a dinner party with carnivores, vegetarians, a vegan, and a lactose intolerant pescatarian than to train my adult brain... Read more »

Pulaski 10K is still on for Saturday

Despite weather predictions of snow and below freezing temperatures, the inaugural Pulaski 10K race is still scheduled to occur as planned Saturday morning at 9 AM, with Race Day Packet Pickup starting at 7:45 and Gear Check beginning at 8:00 AM. Preliminary weather reports indicate snow flurries with a high of 25°, probably 18-20° around... Read more »

Get your Pulaski Day Scholarships at the PMA

PRESS RELEASE:  The Polish Museum of America (PMA) is pleased to announce The Polish Museum of America Pulaski Day Scholarship Program.  The scholarship recipients will be introduced at the annual official State of Illinois Pulaski Day Celebration to be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 in the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall of the PMA... Read more »

Illinois to Honor General Pulaski

PRESS RELEASE: The public is invited to celebrate Pulaski Day on Monday, March 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall of The Polish Museum of America (PMA), 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. The presence of distinguished leaders of national, state, county, and city government is anticipated, as well as... Read more »

Polish Museum of America opens new First Floor Gift Shop and PRCUA

If you are Polish or have Polish ancestry and grew up in Chicago, chances are good that your family dragged you to the The Polish Museum of America at some point in your childhood.  Depending on your level of maturity you either appreciated it or felt it was a waste of an afternoon.  The thing... Read more »

Save money on The Inaugural Pulaski Day 10K race!

Other than a Rudolph Ramble or Jingle Bell Dash, most runners are not really thinking about races this time of year. At least not their 2014 races. However, it’s never a bad time to think about saving money, especially if you are trying to offset holiday shopping. So why not plan ahead and sign up... Read more »

Speakeasies, Art Deco and Polish fun

Chicago has one of, if not the largest population of Polish, outside of Warsaw. I myself am a American of Polish descent, basically first generation. I cannot speak Polish to save my life, but I can do my best to help get the word out about events that positively promote and benefit Polish Culture. Therefore... Read more »