Polka Hall of Fame

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The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum in Euclid, Ohio, United States. It traces the history of the Cleveland-style polka, from its Slovenian roots from the 19th century, through American factory and mining towns where it absorbed jazz and country expressions, to the post-war years when top ten polka hits got the nation on the dance floor.

Museum hours[edit]

  • Sunday, Monday and Thursday - closed
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 11am to 4pm

Awards show[edit]

The Polka Hall of Fame holds an annual awards show on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The show awards local and national polka groups and talents.[1] The show is held in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel on Public Square in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and later shown on cable channels.

Hall of Fame Members[edit]

Inductee 'Year Inducted
Bass, Kenny
Bright, Roger
Fedorchak, Joe
Haller, Hank
Avsenik, Slavko
Hoyer, Matt
Meisner, Verne
Miskulin, Joey
Ostanek, Walter
Pecon, Johnny
Trebar, Lou
Vadnal, Johnny

Location[edit]

The museum is located in the historic old city hall of Euclid, Ohio. The building was renovated in 2000.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Polka player going strong after 50 years; Menasha's Ray Dorschner will be inducted into Hall of Fame Saturday". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 1996-08-01. 

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