Polish American Museum
308 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-1700

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Dedicated in 1988 at a ceremony attended by John Cardinal Krol and Vice President George Bush, the Polish American Cultural Center features an outstanding Museum devoted to the lives and accomplishments of famous Poles.

Visitors encounter portraits of people such as musicians Frederic Chopin and Jan Paderewski, scientists Nicholas Copernicus and Madame Curie, and modern heroes Pope John Paul II and Lech Walesa. Beneath each portrait a display case contains important memorabilia from each individual.

Two Polish soldiers who sided with the Colonists in 1776 are featured here: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and Casimir Pulaski, who became known as the "Father of the American Cavalry" for his brilliant war strategies.

Other popular exhibits include Poland at Arms, detailing Poland's military experience of World War II and Polish Folk Art which features elaborate Easter egg decorations.

The Cultural Center sponsors a number of special events throughout the year, not only for the Polish community, but for all to enjoy and learn from. Call for a calendar.

School Group tours can be arranged to encompass a variety of historical subjects.

Hours: Open 10am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday. Closed on Saturdays from January through April. Closed on Sundays and holidays. Call to confirm.
Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Nearby restaurants.
Handicapped Access: One step, otherwise accessible.
Directions: Located on Walnut St., just west of South 3rd.

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