October is Polish-American Heritage Month

From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 5548—Polish American Heritage Month, 1986:

“In October, we celebrate Polish American Heritage Month in the United States. Our nation owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude to the millions of freedom-loving Poles who have come to our shores to build a new land. Polish Americans can be justly proud of the vital contributions people of Polish descent have made to our nation in the arts, the sciences, religion, scholarship and every area of endeavor.

PALA Board Members have been planning these two events this month:

PALA Treasurer Bernadetta Koryciarz has been organizing the Polish Heritage Fest at the Niles-Main District Library. It will take place on Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join the NMDL for a celebration and showcase of the arts, culture, and tradition that is uniquely Polish.

PALA President Ewa Barczyk will be presenting Footprints of Polonia Across America: A Celebration of Polish History & Culture discussing her recent book “Footprints of Polonia: Polish Historical Sites Across North America highlighting women’s stories on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Coffey Hall at Loyola University Chicago.

We hope to see you at one of the events this month!