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.

 
Activity Released
Posted by Georgina Souter, MLIS
2010-12-15
The Legend of the Christmas Spider is a folk tale that centers on spiders. It is Christmas Eve; the house is clean, the tree is decorated and everyone awaits the Christ Child. Even the spiders want to be involved as they inadvertently cover the tree with their webs. In the end their webs are blessed and ever since spiders and their webs are considered fortuitous in Ukrainian households.


Silver Threads by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch updates the legend and sets the story in Canada around the time of World War One. Anna lives in hope that the good luck of the spider's web in her house will restore her small family's happiness. As the story unfolds, readers will find themselves learning about several interesting facets of Canadian history, including immigration, the Canadian frontier, and the effect of World War I on Ukrainian immigrants.


З Різдвом Христовим!