Who are Kashubians? What is the KCC2020? Here is all you need to know:

WHO?  The Kashubian Capital Centennial Celebration’s (KCC2020) goal is to engage the community in a deeper understanding of the Polish Kashubian immigrants that played an integral role in the birth and success of Winona, Minnesota. 


WHAT?  A year-long series of special events, workshops, cultural exchanges, and lectures creating awareness of Winona, known throughout Poland as the Kashubian Capital of America.

WHEN?  2020 is the 100th anniversary of the Stake Wars, the struggle that birthed the regional boundaries of modern Poland and the Kashubian region (North Central) also part of Pomerania, home to Bytow, our Sister City.


WHERE? All events are in Winona, MN, most in Levee Park on the banks of the Mississippi River and the Polish Museum, downtown.  Click here for a map.  


WHY!  KCC2020 will inform a new generation of Winonans and Minnesotans about the Kashubain culture, history and arts.  As the Polish heritage recedes, a part of Winona diminishes.  The KCC2020 organizers chose the art forms and events to be included with an eye toward their significance and to rekindle pride and awareness.

KCC 2020 Steering Committee​
Michelle Alexander - Co-Event Coordinator  Tim Breza - Co-Event Coordinator
George and Carol Borzykowski, Jerome Christenson, Justin Green, Lee Gundersheimer, Chuck Kernler, Martha Langowski, Tesla Rodriquez-Mitchell, Gay Mortensen, Pat Mutter, Dr. Scott Olson, Kathie Peterson, Mary Polus, Mary Stoltman, Jim Vrchota, Jennifer Weaver, 
Contact Details
Winona International Friendship Association
C/O The City of Winona
ATTN: Michelle Alexander
PO Box 378  Winona, MN 55987
www. KCC2020.org  /  www.winonaifa.com

© 2019 by Winona International Friendship Association

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