Program Schedule: April 27 Chicago History Museum

Peter T. Alter, Chicago History Museum

Librarians in Chicago Collecting Polish-American Stories

“Collecting Our Stories” is the theme of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Polish American Librarians Association, and keynoting the meeting at the Chicago History Museum will be Peter T. Alter taking about the museum’s Polonia Project.  

The meeting marks the first time PALA has met at the Chicago History Museum, and the schedule includes a panel presentation with Ania Mueller of the University of Michigan/Dearborn talking about the Polish American Historical Association project, Malgorzata Kot of the Polish Museum of America’s two major exhibitions featuring “World War Stories,” and Daniel Pogorzelski, editor of the “Forgotten Chicago blog.” The year’s program is designed to draw librarians and museums together in the collecting and preserving the history of the Polish diaspora.

Doors open at 9:30 and the program begins at 10:00. The $30 registration fee includes a Polish luncheon buffet catered by the Montrose Deli and free admission to a museum tour that will close the day’s agenda.  Given by Peter Alter, the tour will offer an inside look at the Chicago History Museum collections related to Chicago’s Polish community.

Please register in advance to facilitate luncheon planning. Reserve your place and pay online. You can also pay at the door. Discounted parking is available for $9 at the corner of Clark and LaSalle, one block north of the museum. Questions? Contact PALA board members Ewa Barczyk, Leonard Kniffel, or Bernadetta Koryciarz. Contact information can be found on the PALA website.