The Ukrainian Museum Archives was founded in 1952 as a non-profit institution with a mission to collect and preserve artifacts of importance to Ukrainian history and culture.

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It is difficult to quantify the diversity of artifacts that are found in the UMA’s general collection. These holdings include, but are not limited to, the following: postage stamps and currency, commemorative buttons and pins, programs and fliers, posters from the early-20th c. to the present day, sheet music – including first editions of Mykola Lysenko’s compositions, historic passports and other documents, letters and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings, and more than 300 videotapes in what is a complete collection of the US Information Agency’s “Window on America” television program that is beamed by satellite into Ukraine.

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Gift Shop

Visit the UMA gift shop for pysanka making supplies, tshirts, jewelry, and other Ukrainian wares. The online gift shop is now open.

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Concerns about exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are on the rise not only in Cleveland, but also nationally and internationally.  Therefore, the UMA will temporarily close as of March 17th.  Unfortunately, this means we will not be able to hold our annual Easter Bazaar at the end of this month and classes on pysanka making will be postponed. We hope to reschedule our bazaar as a special event or incorporate it into  our June 27-28 Kupala Festival after the health crisis–again hopefully–will have passed.

We are  sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please be advised that the UMA will still be available to respond to research inquiries sent by e-mail or voice message.  We will keep everyone posted through email and on our website: as developments warrant.