Playlist Polish Heritage Month

Polish Heritage Month

The Copernicus Center in Chicago's Jefferson Park. Photo: Meredith Francis/WTTW

Geoffrey Baer Explores Polish Chicago

Geoffrey Baer

October is Polish Heritage Month, the perfect time to explore Polonia, or Polish Chicago. Geoffrey Baer takes you on a tour of some sites that evoke the community's rich and influential continuing history in Chicago. 
A demonstration in support of Poland's Solidarity in Chicago in December, 1981. Photo: K. Pecak/Polish Museum of America

The 40th Anniversary of the Polish Movement That Toppled Communism - And Chicago's Supporting Role

Daniel Hautzinger

40 years ago, the Polish trade union Solidarity was formed. It would go on to force the first free elections in Communist Poland and win resoundingly, ending the Communist regime there. Chicago's Polish community played a strong supporting role throughout. 
Raise the Roof film

Our Programming Highlights for Polish Heritage Month

Daniel Hautzinger

October is Polish Heritage Month, the perfect time to celebrate the influential and vibrant community of Poles in Chicago, which is often touted as the city with the largest Polish population outside Poland. Here are some of our highlights in honor of Polish Heritage Month.
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