9. Polish American Museum

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Although currently and temporarily closed, the Polish American Museum on Bellevue Avenue is a museum focusing on the achievements of people of Polish heritage in the United States. Opened in 1977, the museum includes everything from war memorabilia to Polish medals and weapons and Polish books.

Among the museum’s collection is a blue-and-white striped jacket of a Polish concentration-camp inmate who was held by the Germans in World War II, plaster replicas of Frédéric Chopin’s death mask, Polish ceramics and plates, and letters and official documents. Rooms throughout the museum are dedicated to significant Polish figures like Marie Curie and Lech Wałęsa. The museum also hosts talks with ambassadors, Chopin concerts, and military lectures.