Polish WNY

A look at one of Buffalo’s oldest and strongest ethnic communities

Photo by kc kratt


As part of our ongoing exploration of WNY’s ethnic communities, we present this glance at one of Buffalo’s oldest and strongest populations. Though there have been many changes in what we still call Polonia, the people and the traditions are still very much with us. The month of Easter and Dyngus Day seem a perfect time to remember Buffalo’s Polish-American roots.


Many thanks to the librarians at the Buffalo History Museum library and Buffalo and Erie County Public Library’s Grosvenor Room, both of which provided archival materials and research access for this feature. 


Here's a sample of what you'll see in this month's Spree:






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