The UCWLC Museum was established at an Eparchial Convention in 1952. Its aim is to preserve and promote Ukrainian culture and strengthen community identity.
The museum collects, preserves and interprets artifacts of Ukrainian culture brought to Canada by the Ukrainian settlers or made and used here in this country. The collection includes folk costumes, a collection of dolls in regional folk costumes, woven kylyms, textiles, embroideries, pysanky, religious articles, photographs, fine art pieces, wood carvings, pottery, wedding headdresses, a travelling exhibit entitled "Tresure Chest", consisting of 43 framed samplers of Ukrainian embroidery stitches and household items.
The Museum holds exhibits, and organizes workshops and courses in Ukrainian crafts.
Through its programs, the Museum encourages the appreciation, enjoyment and perpetuation of the Ukrainian culture.
Permanent Collections and Exhibitions:
- life-sized mannequins of Princess Olha and Prince Volodymyr dressed in 11th century clothing
- Easter eggs (pysanky) in display cases
- leather footwear and accessories
- traditional 3-tiered bread (korovai)
- exhibit of artifacts commemorating the 120th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada
- seasonal theme displays (eg., Easter, Christmas, harvest)
- school tours
- guided tours
- workshops, including pysanka writing, Ukrainian traditional ragdoll making (motanky)
- courses in weaving, embroidery, beadwork.