Collections

The historic collections of The Polish Mission are a treasury of objects that make up the foundation of the Polish and Polish-American story.  The authenticity of these items is our greatest connection to our treasured Polish legacy, and as such, care is being taken to identify, catalog , and conserve these objects in an ongoing museum preservation program.  The Orchard Lake Schools campus is home to many collections and sub-collections, that have over the years been managed by a variety of fraternal groups and veterans’ circles.  The goal of the Polish Mission’s museum program is to identify pertinent objects, organize them within a relevant history narrative, and stabilize them through conservation and smart storage and display solutions.

Museum News

Bringing Up History

The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 carries an incomparable message of heroism to those who would listen.  For those whose hearts are Polish, the history of those times in 1944 is a familiar tale of survival, … [Read More...]

Conservation Workshop – Join Us!

Thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland, it’s our privilege to host a world-renowned team of experts here at The Polish Mission. Dr. Marek Kolyszko, Dariusz Subocz, … [Read More...]

Forbidden Art is Coming to Wixom!

The powerful and moving exhibition and educational Forbidden Art project will soon be at the Wixom Public Library!  This venue, the seventeenth in the United States, will mark the first time a … [Read More...]

Authenticity and Memory: Forbidden Art Premiers at University of Michigan-Dearborn

Authenticity is something all of us seek in each and every part of our lives.  It’s what we need in the relationships with the people around us; it’s what is required of our professors and teachers … [Read More...]

Rebuilding our past

The Polish Mission Honors the 72nd Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising “Tense” couldn’t begin to describe the moments in that late afternoon on August 1.  It was 1944 and for the residents of Warsaw, … [Read More...]

Join Us Downtown for a Panel Discussion!

All are welcome to a special event and discussion panel hosted by the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue on Wednesday, August 24, at 5:30 pm.  Offered in partnership with The Polish Mission of the Orchard … [Read More...]

Full House for Constitution Day at The Polish Mission!

The Polish Mission Hosts Constitution Day Celebration with Polish-American Congress Colleagues In our modern world, with all of its fast-paced dynamism, if people create something that has … [Read More...]

OLS Plans Piano Dedication Concert Honoring Donor

Media Contact:  Josh James, Director, St. Mary’s Prep Band, (248-683-0414); JJ Przewozniak, Curator of Collections, The Polish Mission (248-738-6720) Email:  jjames@stmaryprep.com; … [Read More...]

Join us for the Annual Polish Constitution Day Celebration!

Welcome to the homepage for the 2016 Polish Constitution Day Celebration at The Polish Mission!  This is where you will be able to find the most up-to-date information for all the event … [Read More...]

Orchard Lake Ambassadors Lead the Way

Mark Levandoski and Walter Bala take great strides to preserve Polish Mission Art The Orchard Lake Schools Ambassadors are the cream of the crop.  Ever since 1974, ambassadors are those who are … [Read More...]

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