The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Alberta Branch (UMCAB), was established in 1944 through the initiative of the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada, is located at St. John's Cultural Centre, 10611-110 Avenue. Initially intended to acquire and preserve Ukrainian textiles such as embroidery, weaving, and folk dress, over the years the Museum collection has grown to house over 4000 artifacts. They include various examples of traditional handicrafts (ceramics, pysanky, wooden items, toys, and other art forms), fine art, religious items, and household items belonging to Ukrainian Canadian pioneers. The collection, dating from the 19th century to the present, depicts the regional diversity of Ukrainian people who emigrated to Canada and who brought with them those things important in their lives. The Museum prides itself on a collection that reflects the ethnographic diversity of Ukraine.
To visit the museum, please see the Visitor Information page.
UMC Alberta Branch Executive - 2019–2020
|President||Elaine Verchomin Harasymiw|
|1st Vice President||Donna Kowalishin|
|2nd Vice President||Sandy Sawchuk|
|Membership Convenor||Eileen Yewchuk|
|Gift Shop Convenor||Donna Kowalishin|
|Acquisitions Convenor||Larysa Chomiak|
|Members At Large||Kathy Buchanan|
Past Presidents of the UMC Alberta Branch