Beginning in the 1880s the textile industry in Oneida County attracted hundreds of Polish immigrants. This trend continued during and after the Second World War as many immigrants fled fascist controlled Poland.
In Utica they worked in industry and started small businesses.
In honor of Polish Heritage Month the Oneida County History Center has partnered with the Kopernick Memorial Association to present a special display of artifacts and memorabilia celebrating Utica’s Polish heritage on Saturday, October 2nd.
This exhibit features artwork, glassware, sculpture, dolls and more, all which reflect important Polish traditions.
For more information, contact the Oneida County History Center at (315) 735-3642 or visit their website.
Photo of assortment of Polish Memorabilia from the Kopernick Memorial Association provided.