The mission of the Polish Cultural Institute and Museum is to collect, exhibit, interpret and disseminate the heritage of the Kashubian Polish Culture.

Polish Constitution Day 2015

On May 3, 1791 Poland became the second nation in history to adopt a written constitution. Although the Polish nation has suffered much afterward, Polish Constitution Day lives forever in Polish hearts. Winona’s Kashubian Poles first celebrated this event in 1890 with parades and a speech by Hieronim Derdowski, editor of Winona’s Polish newspaper, Wiarus. Our celebration on Saturday, May 2, 2015 will begin with a social hour from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the Polish Museum’s Morrison Annex. Dinner will be at 6:00 pm, followed by a speech from Dr. Joseph Hughes of Springfield, MO.The speech will be followed by Polish music and dancing.

Polish Wedding Dresses

Since 2013, our Collections Project Manager Mara Streberger has been conducting a detailed wall-to-wall inventory of the Polish Museum’s holdings. The inventory is funded by Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. In a recent Winona Daily News article, contract museum registrar Rose Kubiatowicz of St. Paul discusses the recent discovery of several uncatalogued antique wedding dresses. You can also click here for more pictures.


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