National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
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William F. "Bill" Miller, columnist, reporter, and assistant editor of The Plain
Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper, pounded Cleveland's nationality beat with zest
and style over four decades beginning in 1961. Bill personally covered the fall of
the Berlin Wall, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and has been the recipient of
countless awards for service within and without Cleveland's seventy-odd ethnic communities.
Throughout his career, Cleveland-Style Polkas and the American-Slovenian community
have been staples on Bill's menu. A multilingual tenor, Bill belonged to Alt Bad
Wildunger Maennerchor and Cleveland Maennerchor, German men's choirs on both sides
of the Atlantic. And as Wolfgang Muller, Bill made Harry West's "If You Can't Do
the Polka, Don't Mary My Daughter" a polka classic.