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Polish Museum

102 Liberty St, Winona, MN 55987-3705
+1 507-454-3431
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If you like history this stop is for you.

Less than a block from the Watkins plant is the Polish Museum. You don't have to be Polish to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Gary Y
A do-not-miss location if you are interested in Winona history, or Polish culture, or both!

This place is a celebration of the long and interesting history of Polish immigration and... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
TheDavinator
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102 Liberty St, Winona, MN 55987-3705
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Less than a block from the Watkins plant is the Polish Museum. You don't have to be Polish to enjoy this stop. A good lesson in Polish history in the US

Thank Gary Y
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place is a celebration of the long and interesting history of Polish immigration and naturalization to the upper Midwest of the US and Canada. A work in progress, it seems to grow every time I return. You can spend hours and hours there. The...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This place was a "must-stop here" for us. Not only is there a wonderful collection of history about Polish (Kashubian) immigrants to the Winona area, but the staff was (and is) extremely helpful with genealogical research. The museum has three buildings filled with history. Make...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed stopping here and there was a lot of Polish history and items that were worn or used in that area.

Thank rkubesh
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

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.

Thank BruceLarson41
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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.

Thank den979
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

While we were in Winona, Minnesota, we went on a trolley tour of Winona, Minnesota and this was one of the stops that we got off the trolley to go through. Winona was originally settled by Polish and German immigrants and you can find the...More

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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...More

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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...More

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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.

Thank IngaMari
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