The UHEC is pleased to announce a brand new collaboration with the Department of Ukrainian History at Dnipro National University. Students at DNU will work on adding time-coded subject annotations and other access points to historical audio recordings digitized by the UHEC archives. The results of this work will be used to significantly improve the searchability of these audio recordings by UHEC staff fielding reference requests, by researchers at the archives, and by users of this website.
On November 10th, 2018, students of the St. Andrew Ukrainian School in S. Bound Brook/Somerset had a special treat: a chance to explore the lives of Ukrainian immigrants to the United States though a make-believe immigrant suitcase and using reproductions of actual items from the UHEC archives.
Students of the St. Andrew Ukrainian School in S. Bound Brook/Somerset visited the UHEC exhibition "Cultural Identity to Statehood: Ukraine 1917-1921", where they learned about how what is now a familiar symbol of the Ukrainian nation came to be "resurrected" in 1917, and how artists and musicians helped shape the newly independent nation.
The UHEC opened its latest exhibition, "Cultural Identity to Statehood: Ukraine 1917-1921" on May 20, 2018 with a well-attended reception and gallery talk. It will remain on view through the Fall of 2018.
On St. Patrick's Day (March 17th), 2017 (ironically enough), the Nashi Predky Ukrainian Genealogy initiative hosted its first-ever online workshop, based on popular demand from many individuals who are not able to travel to New Jersey for our in-person conferences.
On March 19, 2017, the Center opened its latest exhibit in its Library Gallery, entitled "Petrykivka Spring" to an audience of nearly 70 visitors. It presents the artwork and the history of the Petrykivka folk art tradition, which in 2013 was added to the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.