From 1909 to the present, the building that houses the permanent art collection of the Orchard Lake Schools has had a storied history. What once was the Dining Hall of the Michigan Military Academy became the central chapel of SS.Cyril and Methodius Seminary, St. Mary’s College, and St. Mary’s Preparatory and as such the scene of daily Mass, religious services, ordinations and retreats. With the completion of the Shrine Chapel in 1963, an Art Gallery was established to house the schools’ collection of treasures.

Galeria News

Thank you for helping us remember St. John Paul II, the “Polish Pope”

"Fill Orchard Lake to capacity; sustain Orchard Lake; we need Orchard Lake” (during a private audience at the Vatican, October 26, 1978). Cardinal Karol Wojtya wanted the mission of the Orchard … [Read More...]

An evening of art… a wonderful thing!  Thanks to all who came out to visit us and experience Leon Wyczolkowski and the Art of His Epoch!  The below article appears in the current issue of Tygodnik Polski. Leon … [Read More...]

Leon Wyczolkowski and The Art of his Epoch

The Polish Mission of the Orchard lake Schools is proud to announce the culmination of a five-year partnership with the Leon Wyczolkowski Museum of Poland.  Offered in cooperation with the Polish … [Read More...]

Portrait Studios of Detroit’s Polonia: The Face of Polish Immigration

Here you can find all current information regarding the Polish Mission's new and exciting historical program, Portrait Studios of Detroit's Polonia: The Face of Polish Immigration. We would love to … [Read More...]

1939 Commemoration: The 75th Anniversary of WWII

Greetings!  You've reached the home for all information on the Polish Mission's annual commemoration of the outbreak of the Second World War in Poland, offered this year in continued cooperation with … [Read More...]

The Polish Mission contributes to 2nd Polish Corps war memorial

The Polish Mission was honored to financially participate in the construction of a memorial remembering the 2nd Polish Corps in the Polish War Cemetery at Monte Cassino. The official dedication of … [Read More...]

Traces of Memory at Holocaust Memorial Center

Through gracious partnership with Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja, the exhibit Traces of Memory will show at the Holocaust Memorial Center until November 26, 2014. Traces of Memory pieces together a … [Read More...]

Union League Club of Chicago Remembers Łódź Ghetto Anniversary

The Polish Mission is proud to support an event at the Union League Club of Chicago, on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. With a procession and singing of the United States and State … [Read More...]

A Place to Stand by Anna Ferens

LOCATIONS: Orchard Lake Schools, Galeria, Bldg. #8: 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake, MI 48324  CONTACT: Marcin Chumiecki at University of Michigan Auditorium 4, … [Read More...]

Tajemnice Ordonki–a success!

In honor of Polish Independence Day, The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools was proud to host the patriotic play Tajemnice Ordonki at the Galeria, at the historic Orchard Lake Schools campus.  … [Read More...]

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