• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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Prominent People in Salem's Polish Community

Three girls dressed in costumes
The Polish community worked hard, but they also had a lot of fun. Here Jane, Helen (later Olbrych) and Alice Bartnicki (later Lepkowski)pose as the three musketeers in 1926. Helen is wearing her father Teofil's St. Joseph Society Drill Team uniform.
Courtesy of Linda Moustakis

The heart of a community is, of course, its people. The Polish community in Salem has been fortunate from its beginning to have had a number of active leaders throughout the years. Click on the links above to learn about some of these people.

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Did You Know?

black and white compass rose from a recreated painted floorcloth in the Derby House at Salem Maritime NHS

The largest customs duty bill collected at the Port of Salem was $140,761 when the ship Sumatra returned from Canton in 1831.