Our Collections

We have been building our library, archival and artifact collections since the 1930s. Our collection includes Ukrainian schoolbooks, records from some prominent Ukrainian Canadians, and extensive textiles, as well as numerous other items. Click HERE to learn more.

The Gift Shop

The Museum's Gift Shop is a popular area for our guests to browse with its large variety of authentic Ukrainian clothing, giftware and books. Whether visitors are from far away or local residents, there is a gift, souvenir or personal item for everyone. Click HERE to learn more.

 
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Posted by G. Souter, MLIS
2009-09-11
This scintillating conversation reminded me of some appealing books that talk about the immigrant experience in Canada, which we have for sale in our Gift Shop.

Prisoners in the Promised Land is written by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and is part of the Dear Canada series of historical diaries written from the viewpoint of preteen girls. This volume is set in Quebec in the early 1900's and follows one child from Ukraine to Montreal and beyond. Other geographic perspectives can be found in Honey And Ashes by Janice Kulyk Keefer, which looks at the immigrant experience in depression era Toronto, and All of Baba's Children by Myrna Kostash that explores immigrants in Alberta.

My favourite book is Kobzar's Children, a century of stories edited by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. It covers both Ukraine and Canada from 1905 - 2004 and explores many different points of view on where we come from and where we end up, and how that effects who we are.