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o the Virtual Ethnographic Museum Project


The Virtual Ethnographic Museum project presents cultural and religious traditions in Poland and Polonia. Each exhibit in the Museum consists of an extensive website including: Polish & English terms, history, illustrations, fine & folk arts, photographs, recipes, liturgy, how-to information, children's activities, music, video clips, resources and links. The Project documents Polish and Polish American ethnography in an accessible online format for the international Polish community, sharing resources that might otherwise be limited to scholarly print publications. The exhibits are of interest to those of Polish descent, as well as scholars of folklore, ethnography, immigration, popular religion and ethnic studies. The exhibits are of particular interest to families who wish to rekindle traditions for elderly parents/grandparents or for those wishing to share Polish heritage with children.

Online Exhibits in the Polish Traditions Project:

Polish Christmas Traditions

Polish Easter Traditions

Feast of Corpus Christi


Ann Hetzel Gunkel, Ph.D. is Assoc. Professor of Humanities and Cultural Studies at Columbia College Chicago. She is former Vice President and Editor of Online Publications for the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) and is a member of the Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America. A native of Chicago's Polonia, Dr. Gunkel is a multimedia author who researches Polish American material culture.


Link to Polish Traditions:
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No part of these websites may be reproduced or published without express written consent of author AND attribution of source. Unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted material is a violation of international copyright law.

Polish Christmas Traditions
Polish Easter Traditions
Feast of Corpus Christi


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