I was with friends, one who is of Polish heritage. She enjoyed it more than the rest of us, but it was still interesting. There's a nice gift shop with Polish pottery and other Polish-themed gifts.
I grew up just down the river from here and I had no idea about the rich Polish heritage in Winona. We could only make a quick stop, but we got a well informed tour by a local polish descendent. We will definitely ne back to learn more.
Extremely interesting. Our tour guide was wonderful! I wish we caught his name. He is friendly, incredibly knowledgeable, and originally from Poland. I thought that was really neat. I would definitely recommend visiting this museum. It's free and fun. Donations are encouraged. I was more than happy to donate especially after seeing and learning so much.
My husband and I visited the Polish Museum and were extremely impressed with the docents and the range of their knowledge. The museum is filled with many personal items collected by the founder, Reverend Robert Breza. The museum follows the immigration of the Kashubian Polish people and describes their heritage. Adam, who took us through the museum is an immigrant... 更多
This museum brought back many memories of my Polish heritage. There were many pictures, war time medals and articles, maps and information about the history of Poland, Polish dresses, dolls, dishes and hand made items. You could take your time walking through this museum, just taking everything in.
We tried to visit this museum too late in the day. They were closed, so we went back the next morning. Nice history of Polish immigration to Winona. Many enlarged pictures and many donation from local families. Couldn't see it all, so we have to go back. One of the docents filled us in on many things.
Someone is there to give you a tour, tell you the history, and answer questions. Very interesting. I am so glad that we have something like this in Winona. I think it is a nice place for the area where a lot of people have Polish heritage, especially. Definitely swing by if you get a chance!
What an interesting snapshot of the life of Polish immigrants and their descendants in the old lumber milling town of... 更多