With over 150 inductees, the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame has an outstanding collection of historic artifacts on display at the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy, Michigan. Many of the items are one-of-a-kind.
Stan Musial, the Hall’s first Inductee, is represented with items worthy of display in Cooperstown.
You can see the uniforms worn by such greats as Steve Gromek, Carol Blazejowski and Ed Olczyk; boxing gloves used by the 1940’s world middleweight champion Tony Zale; and basketballs, baseballs, footballs and bowling balls used and signed by Mike Krzyzewski, Whitey Kurowski, Ted Marchibroda, and Ed Lubanski.
Among other items is a football signed by NPASHF inductee Bob Skoronski, Vince Lombardi and many other members of the 1967 Super Bowl I Champion Green Bay Packers.
These are just a sampling of the hundreds of artifacts on display. And you can view them all – free of charge!
In addition to viewing the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame display, the American Polish Cultural Center is worth a visit in itself. Built with exterior materials from across America and Europe, and featuring ornate interior woodwork from many prominent residences, including the Rockefeller Family Estate,the center carries on the ideals of Polish heritage and culture.
During your visit, you can enjoy polish cuisine at the Center’s Wawel Royal Castle Polish Bar and Restaurant, named after the famous castle in Krakow.
The American Polish Cultural Center is located at 2975 East Maple Rd., Troy, Michigan (www.americanpolishcenter.com)