The Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota (PACIM) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization promoting Polish and Polish American culture and traditions. What started out as a group of people wanting to keep alive their Polish heritage has grown to an organization with over 400 members, a very informative newsletter, a library of over 5,000 titles in both English and Polish and many programs, events and classes that promote, preserve and celebrate Polish heritage, Polish culture and Polish American traditions here in Minnesota and beyond.
PACIM recognizes the importance of engaging Poles, Polish Americans, and people of many ethnic backgrounds in programs and activities that cultivate the traditions of the Polish American community; honoring Polish culture past and present; and enriching American society with the best of Polish tradition and ideals.
As part of Minnesota’s multi-ethnic community, PACIM is committed to:
- Sharing the essence of the Polish experience, culture and joy of living;
- Creating and promoting opportunities for Poles and Polish Americans to discover and engage in a sense of being Polish; and
- Showcasing Polish and Polish American culture and heritage to all Minnesotans.
PACIM is affiliated with the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC), a national organization that serves as a network of national leadership for affiliated Polish American cultural organizations across the United States.