Polish Cultural Institute & Museum102 Liberty St
Winona, MN 55987
Located on the corner of Liberty & 2nd Street, near JR Watkins.Get Directions
The Polish Cultural Institute of Winona, known as the Polish Museum, was founded and organized in 1976. It is a reflection of the Polish heritage that pervades the Winona area. Its purpose is the collection and maintenance of incredible artifacts (cherished photos, family histories, and other one of a kind treasures).
In addition to the main Museum building, the historic Laird, Norton Lumber Co. office building,
is the 'Heritage House,' featuring Polish pottery & ceramics,
plus the Polish Annex, with a beautiful photographic mural depicting the history of the Kashubian people.
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Monday-Thursday 10 am to 3 pm
Friday-Saturday 10 am to 5pm
- Polish Museum: $5.00
- Air quality improvements
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 300
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Largest meeting room (sq ft): 1500
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 300
- Number of meeting rooms: 3
- Meetings web page
Based on 41 reviews
A great place to stop. Winona has a rich Polish history and thanks to the founder of the museum, has been lovingly preserved and run thanks to the volunteers and employees. There is a hidden treasure...
— adampG9764KN, July 17, 2021
Winona is unique in that they have a lot of Kashubian Poles that immigrated here in the 1880's to early 1900's. The museum tells a bit about that past.
— Sparkyathome, June 26, 2021
Stopped by this museum for a quick visit because some of our ancestors were Prussian. While the museum focuses primarily of the Kashubian Polish settlers of Winona and their descendants, it also...
— EJoan13, October 23, 2019
This is a hidden gem of a museum created by the vision of its founder, Father Breda. Rather than let the past fade to obscurity he began collecting the detritus of the local Polish community that the...
— Richard C, July 21, 2019
Very friendly guide. She explained many historical highlights of polish immigrants who worked as farmers and in lumber industry. We were offered coffee and water and there were cookies available...
— ecaep, June 8, 2019