Milwaukee’s Polish community organized the first Polish Fest in 1982 to celebrate Polish heritage
and to begin raising funds for the building of a Polish cultural center. 
 In 1987, land was purchased
in Franklin, WI, and in August of 2000 the Polish Center of Wisconsin opened its doors.
Designed in the style of a Polish country manor house, the Center embodies Poland’s rich cultural
heritage and reflects a long tradition of gracious hospitality. Today the Polish Center serves as a
meeting place for the Polish community and a venue for numerous cultural, social and civic events.


The Polish Heritage Alliance, Inc. promotes understanding and appreciation of Polish heritage and
culture as embodied in traditions, history, language, current affairs, and the arts.