This town is noted in the National Register of Historic Places as the oldest permanent Polish settlement in America. It was named Panna Maria, meaning Virgin Mary. Other villages like Cestohowa, Pawelekville and Kosciusko sprang from this settlement.‰ The Panna Maria Historical Society is housed in the Pilarczyk Store. Information and guided tours are available. The historic Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is open daily.