Thursday, July 16, 2015

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Near West Side Communities, IL-Polish Museum of America in West Town

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Near West Side Communities, IL-Polish Museum of America in West Town

Once the home of the largest number of Polish citizens outside of Poland, gentrification and neighborhood changes have gently moved many Polish families further north on North Milwaukee Avenue and even to the suburbs.  The Polish Museum of America is one reminder how Chicago welcomed thousands of immigrants.  Feeling a little worn around the edges (along with a very old volunteer staff) the museum has almost a warm and distant memory feel.   After visiting the museum save some time to explore the surrounding neighborhood, especially the massive twin cathedrals that remain anchors in this fast changing community.

Address:
984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
http://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/

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