The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame is home to many nationally known
Cleveland-Style polka stars throughout history. Some of the biggest and best talents
are found right here within our walls. Please explore this site and learn all about
the Cleveland-Style polka sound and some of the musicians who have contributed throughout
The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame was founded in 1987 by musicians
and leaders of Slovenian and ethnic organizations. The museum traces the story of
the city's home-grown sound from its roots in the old Slovenian neighborhoods to
nationwide popularity with audio exhibits, historic photographs and original instruments.
The archive preserves 6,000 vintage recordings, dating back to 1913.
The Polka Hall of Fame Museum and Gift Shop are closed temporarily, but you can still
order CDs, DVDs, tee-shirts, babushkas and other polka- and nationality-themed gifts
by phone, (216) 261-3263, or e-mail, PolkaShop@aol.com