Mission: The Polish Heritage Alliance grew out of Polish Festival, Inc., which was formed to put on Polish Fest on the Milwaukee lakefront each summer. Funds were raised through the festival to purchase land and build a permanent center for the promotion and preservation of all things Polish. The Polish Center of Wisconsin was opened in 2000 as a cultural center which celebrates Poland's proud heritage through a wide array of programs and events.
Target demographics: Promote understanding and appreciation of Polish heritage and culture as embodied in traditions, history, language, current affairs and the arts.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Polish Fest attracts over 35,000 ; our membership is over 675 people
Geographic areas served: Greater Southeastern Wisconsin
Programs: Polish Center offers a variety of cultural events ranging from Polish language classes to art exhibits, concerts & cooking demonstrations. Our annual Polish Fest represents a living example of the arts, culture and traditions that is uniquely Polish.