Visitors to this Gallery will see the Szopka built by Rockford's St. Stanislaus Priest and three parish members in 1989. The Szopka
originated in Krakow, Poland. A Szopka is a fusion of a flamboyant castle, nativity scene and glamorous marionette theatre and playing ground. This museum Szopka resembles in similar features, but includes small figurines dressed in regional dress. The szopkas are still made in different regions of Poland and often there are awards given for original ones. Visitors may spend some time browsing the gallery as there is a lot to see.