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St. Volodymyr Museum - Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg of Winnipeg
233 Scotia Street
Winnipeg MB R2V 1V7
Admission: free-will donation
The museum curator is in-house Mon-Thurs. mornings. Tours can be pre-arranged by contacting the curator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling #204-338-7801 ext. 8 (museum)
About the Museum:
The distinction of collecting, preserving and exhibiting artifacts relating to the experience of Ukrainian Catholics in Manitoba is what sets St. Volodymyr Museum apart from the rest. Primary focus has been placed on collecting material relating to the Ukrainian Catholic experience in Canada. It continues to maintain its small Ukrainian ethnographical section collected by Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League members traveling cross-country to meetings and conventions during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
St. Volodymyr Museum was started as a Canadian Centennial project in 1967 by the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada in Winnipeg. The project was blessed by His Grace, the late Most Reverend Archbishop M. Hermaniuk, Metropolitan of Canada, who himself donated many artifacts
The collection is extraordinary - featuring bishops' and priests' vestments, many liturgical items from chalices to hand crosses, icons, church linens, banners etc. Of particular beauty are the growing number of tabernacles and gospel books. A major feature of the museum is a diorama of a rural, Ukrainian Catholic Church c. 1920 which showcases a cross-representation of the collection. In addition, the story and second class relics of Canada's first Ukrainian Catholic Bishop (who arrived in Canada in 1912), Blessed Bishop and Martyr Nykyta Budka, are featured.
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