FREE screening of the documentary film "The Fourth Partition"

Together with our friends at Forgotten Chicago, the Portage Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Irving-Austin Business District, the North and Pulaski Historical Society, Logan Square Preservation, and the Northwest Chicago Historical Society will host a FREE screening of the documentary film "The Fourth Partition"

At the Dawn of the 20th century, Chicago was the second largest city in the United States with over 2,000,000 residents. It was also the center of Polish culture and political activism in America. With Poland partitioned between Russia, Austria and Germany, over 4,000,000 Poles immigrated to the United States between 1870 and 1920 in search of a better life. In Chicago, they worked in some of the most dangerous factories and mills in the United States. In their neighborhoods, they built communities, churches, and most of all, aided their beloved Poland in her fight for independence. Their story is known as the "Fourth Partition".

Starring noted historians and scholars such as Dominic Pacyga, Don Pienkos, Rod Sellers, Piotr Domaradzki, Victoria Granacki, as well as others, NW Chicago Historical Society VP Dan Pogorzelski is also featured in this documentary.

The film is in English, with Polish language subtitles.

You can find more information about the film, including a trailer, at the following link:


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  • Pam

    I'm not going to be able to make it tonight. Will I be able to watch this documentary online (or get it on Amazon)?

    1 · September 12, 2014

  • Christine P

    6 stars. I will share the film with friends and family. Enjoyed the bonus of viewing the John Paul II photos on the stairwell.

    2 · September 13, 2014

  • Dawn

    I enjoyed the screening and meeting a few people.

    2 · September 13, 2014

  • Albert F. O.

    Would have given the presentation 5 stars if the elevator was working.

    1 · September 13, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Our regrets! Work days ran longer than expected and we will not be able to attend the screening this evening.

    1 · September 12, 2014

  • Dan Z.

    Watched this film online many months ago, and it is quite interesting, and well done.

    1 · September 7, 2014

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