Laurie E. Jasinski

TEXAS POLKA MUSIC MUSEUM. The Texas Polka Music Museum, located at 625 North Main in Schulenburg, Texas, is “dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of polka music in Texas by honoring Texas polka bands and musicians of Czech, German and Polish ancestry.” The facility opened on April 17, 2010, and contains exhibits featuring photographs, costumes, musical instruments, and other memorabilia on polka in Texas. The museum also honors disc jockeys who have promoted polka as well as historic and contemporary polka bands.

The Texas Polka Music Museum was a dream of Brenda Kocian (now deceased), who also served as the first president. It is now governed by a board of directors. Beginning in 2005, the museum has sponsored an annual Texas Polka Festival to serve as its fundraiser. The festival has taken place in various hotbeds of polka music throughout Texas, including La Grange, Industry, and West. The Texas Polka Music Museum has also produced a series of CDs that chronicle both historic and modern recordings of Texas polka.


Texas Polka Music Museum (http://www.texaspolkamuseum.com/), accessed August 27, 2015.

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Uploaded on March 19, 2015. Modified on August 27, 2015. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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