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Polish Cultural Institute and Museum

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Address: 102 Liberty St, Winona, MN 55987-3705
Phone Number:
(507) 454-3431
10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:00

Museum focusing on Winona's Polish culture features family heirlooms, books...

Museum focusing on Winona's Polish culture features family heirlooms, books and church records.

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An interesting, small Polish Museum

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... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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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 Polish Cultural Institute in the original Polish area. There are many artifacts from the Solidarnosc... More 

1 Thank Allen21096
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Went to go to the Polish Museum but kept finding the door locked. I don't get it. The sign said the hours were 8-5. They meant 8 PM to 5 AM, right? This is the Polish Museum, right?

Thank Ron L
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 14 May 2015

Outstanding displays of Polish history of Winona. Wonderful tour guides that make you feel as if they were just waiting for you. Clever display methods to quickly tell the Polish story. A very nice gift shop. Much to learn about and appreciate.

Thank Mary Anne A
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

Interesting place and the collections are interesting. The gift shop staff were friendly and very helpful. It's worth dropping in to see and be sure and check out the ceiling in the gift shop.

1 Thank Aspenvail22
Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

The Polish Cultural Institute is a gem of a museum located in Winona MN. The museum is a treasure trove of items demonstrating the Kashubian heritage of the Polish settlers in Winona. There are wall hangings, pictures, furniture, and typical clothing from various times in the history of the Polish in Winona. There are also many saved religious items from... More 

1 Thank Augcruiser
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Amazing collection. Polish culture, local history, Catholic iconography, architectural treasures, simply GREAT staff (Steven Boland)... Went in expecting something interesting, came out just blown away by this under-the-radar slice of visionary awesomeness. Seriously wonderful. World-class unique.

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