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Polish Heritage Center
at Panna Maria

The Heritage Center, located on FM 81 in Panna Maria, Texas, is currently underconstruction and scheduled to open in 2018.

Rendering of the Center
Exhibits and Educational Programs

The Center

The 16,000 square foot Heritage Center facility is a destination for families, educational groups, scholars, researchers, and tourists.

Permanent and Temporary Exhibit Space
Genealogy Room and Oral History Collection Area
Library and Reading Room
Event Space
Gift Shop and Concession Area

Floor Plan


3,000 square feet of permanent exhibits provide interactive and immersive experiences in five main exhibit areas.

Early Poland (996 – 1854)
Immigration to Texas / Texas Silesian Settlements 1854 to Present
Texas Silesian Parishes
Twentieth Century Poland
Polish Renaissance in Texas 1966 to present

Partnerships and Educational Programs

The Heritage Center plans to broaden its reach by building local, state, national, and international partnerships with museums, libraries, schools, school districts, cities, communities, parishes, colleges, and universities.

Educational programs will be curriculum based learning activities and will include K – 12 school tours and teacher workshops.
Programs including lecture series, workshops in genealogy, Polish and Silesian culture, heritage, religion, language, music, dance, art, crafts, and food will be offered.


The Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation

Polish Genealogical Society of Texas

Silesian Texans

The Polish Museum of America
Chicago, Illinois

Catholic Archives of Texas

Polish American Council of Texas

Polish Heritage Center at Panna Maria
Under construction on FM 81 in Panna Maria, Texas
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 100184
San Antonio, Texas 78201
(210) 263-7270

Panna Maria Heritage Center Foundation
P.O. Box 28125
San Antonio, Texas 78228
(210) 733-1979
Maureen Brown and Robin Raquet

Panna Maria, The Heart of Polish Texans
A Teacher's Guide by Barbara Evans Stanush