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.

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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...]

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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 … [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 … [Read More...]


The Woman Behind the Art

We would like to welcome the Woman Behind the Art in our own Polish Mission Galeria, Anya Kozlowski, a Michigan-based Polish American artist.  Call (248) 738-6720 to make an appointment to come to … [Read More...]


Theatre returns to The Polish Mission!

Presented by the Edward and Josephine Wikiera foundation   Agata PILITOWSKA She graduated from the Cracow University Theatre School in Cracow, Poland and came to Canada in 1986. Agata … [Read More...]

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Van Duzer: Shrine Chapel Sculptor

The Galeria of the Polish Mission is pleased to present the exhibit Van Duzer: Shrine Chapel Sculptor, an exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Shrine Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake. The … [Read More...]

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