Through the lens of Chicago’s Polish communities, experience the journeys immigrants have taken to get to the city, the ways they have established themselves in its neighborhoods, and the duality of feeling a deep connection to two places at once.
Back Home: Polish Chicago features more than 90 artifacts and documents as well as more than 100 reproduced photographs to help tell the story of the Chicago area’s vibrant Polish communities from the mid-1800s to today. Explore personal narratives, music, community involvement, as well as art installations from five local Polish artists.
Guided tours of Back Home: Polish Chicago are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit chicagohistory.org/grouptours.
This exhibition is a collaborative project and oral history initiative with the Polish History Museum (Warsaw, Poland), Polish Museum of America, and Loyola University Chicago Polish Studies program.
Joseph Seliga and Vanessa B. M. Vergara
Mark and Debra Trembacki
Stephen and Jamie Kusmierczak Family