This collection contains material relating to the lives of Vasyl' and Liudmyla Serdiuk. It primarily documents their work in the theater in Western Ukraine and the United States through correspondence, programs, and photographs. It also documents the activities of the St. George Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Yardville, NJ in an extensive collection of photographs.

This collection contains material relating to the life of Oleksii Balabas and his family in the Kuban' region of Russia, Prague, Germany, and Chicago. It includes six volumes of diaries from the 1940s and '50s, official and legal documents, correspondence, writings on Kuban' history, and photographs.

We in the West have gotten used to the idea that farmhouses are physically separate from the "barn", where livestock and grain are kept. This was not the case for traditional village houses in Ukraine.

This 200+ year old textile fragment shows the ancient origins of a common Ukrainian embroidery pattern.

By far the oldest item in our permanent collection is this Kyivan Rus' cross-enkolpion.

In the 1930s, the anti-religious zeal of the Communist government resulted in the destruction of architectural masterpieces. Today, it is capitalist development.

One of the oldest written records in our collections is this legal document from 1731. It is written in Polish (not surprisingly, since much of Ukraine was part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonweath at the time), and concerns the raising of funds for the monastery in Mezhyrichia, Ukraine.

Spring 2012

  • The Kul'zhyns'kyi "Pysanka Album"
  • Exhibits and outreach
  • A thanks to donors

The birds on this pysanka (Ukrainian decorated Easter egg) are strong and serious animals, not "tweety-birds" or baby chicks. They have no-nonsense beaks and big claws. In fact, they're almost scary-looking.

A Ukrainian-American Girl Scout in 1925.


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