The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, located in Euclid
, just east of Cleveland, chronicles the history of Polka from the early part of the 20th century to the present. The free museum features a variety of artifacts, including Frank Yankovic's accordion and stage costumes.
The museum tells the story of polka music from its roots in Slovenia to its heyday in Cleveland during the mid-20th century. Among the museum's honorees are Frank Yankovic, Johnny Pecon, and Johnny Vadnal. The museum also houses a video and audio library.
Hours and Admission:
The National Polka Hall of Fame is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5pm and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free.
Annual Award Presentation:
Each November, the Polka Hall of Fame inducts its new honorees at a banquet. The event is usually broadcast on local cable television.
National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame
Shore Cultural Center
605 E 222nd St.