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

Our Kashubian Polish Heritage

At 6:00 pm on Friday, June 27, 2014, Dr. Joseph Hughes of Missouri State University will present “Our Kashubian Polish Heritage” at the Polish Museum. He will discuss how Winona became the “Kashubian Capital of America” and why retaining the Kashubian culture is so important to Winona’s Polish community. Joe Hughes has traveled extensively to Poland and written about Kashubian America since 2010, and was inducted into the Zrzeszenie Kaszubsko-Pomorskie (Kashubian-Pomeranian Association) in 2012.

Jan Karski Exhibit

Beginning on July 5, 2014 the Polish Museum will proudly host the traveling Jan Karski exhibit, dedicated to the Polish Resistance hero who first brought the Holocaust to world attention in 1942. Disguised as a Jew, he infiltrated the Warsaw Ghetto twice; disguised as an SS man, he infiltrated a part of Belzec concentration camp. Among other high honors, Jan Karski has been recognized by Israel’s Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations, and he was awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. The exhibit will remain at the Polish Museum through July.

Museum Hours
May-October: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Monday through Saturday
November-April: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Phone: (507) 454-3431
General Email: info AT polishmuseumwinona.org
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