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Address: 102 Liberty St, Winona, MN 55987-3705
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This museum provides a good understanding of the Polish community that developed in Winona, where they came from in Poland and their contributions to the local community. There is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
BruceLarson41
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Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum provides a good understanding of the Polish community that developed in Winona, where they came from in Poland and their contributions to the local community. There is also an extensive display of their artifacts. The staff and volunteers were extremely friendly and helpful.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Friendly little museum featuring Polish immigration and culture in the area. Eager staff anxious to show off the collection. Be sure to see the "Solidarity" banner signed by world leaders.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Winona, Minnesota was originally settled by Polish and German immigrants and you can find the Polish Museum in the original Polish area. There are many artifacts from the Solidarnosc era in Poland. The Polish men were originally workers in the local lumber yard which was along the river to send lumber to other locations. This was a stop when we... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The museum pictures and the explanation was taken us to far back as 19th century. The life styles of the Polish migrants, the work they engaged with and the costumes etc. The most eye catching item is the cloth that carry signatures of number of dignitaries.

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

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.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

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.

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Thank StarTour99
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

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.

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Harvard, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

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... More 

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

With that title to this review just guess why and how we ended up here at the Polish Museum. Actually we've been here a couple of times. There's a lot to see. There's a great Polish historical legacy in Winona. My wife was born and raised about 40 miles inland from Winona and was very familiar with some of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

What an interesting snapshot of the life of Polish immigrants and their descendants in the old lumber milling town of Winona. The museum has a large assortment of artifacts from the town's original immigrants as well as great photos and 'costumes' from the time. We were amazed to find Lech Walensa's original "Solidarity" banner HERE... in Winona! It's worth a... More 

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