Home, I learned from Stas and from the exhibits, happened to be other countries during the time of the first wave of Polish emigration to this area (1904-1912), as “Poland” at that time had been carved into three “Partitions” and was ruled, variously, by Russia, Prussia (Germany) and Austria. Poland didn’t gain her independence back until 1918.
Besides its galleries and the research facilities it holds, the center also hosts lectures, concerts, films, workshops and more (including a vodka tasting that had taken place the night before) – all focused on presenting the history and cultural traditions of the Polish people in the United States and Europe. You can even hire out the center to hold a private event. I've included some of my favorite artifacts below. Check them out and check out the Polish Center! Just 25-30 minutes from Hatfield, a few turns off Rt. 91 and you're there!