History of the Museum

The Ukrainian American Archives and Museum was founded in 1958 by Mr. Roman Dacko and his wife Ivanka. Upon their arrival to Michigan after World War II, they purchased an imposing building across the street from the Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hamtramck, MI. Mr. Dacko began collecting Ukrainian folk art, paintings, ceramics, medals, memorabilia, historical documents, books, and photographs. 

 

Upon their passing, the Museum incorporated as a non-profit 501-C and a Board of Directors was formed. The location proved to be inadequate for the Museum’s increasing collections and planned events. A larger three-level building, which offered more visibility, was purchased on the main street of Hamtramck. This allowed for expanded exhibits and programs suitable for a diverse audience. 

The Ukrainian American Archives and Museum is committed to preserving its valuable archives, collection of folk art, library, and fine art, by offering tours, lectures, concerts, exhibits, catalogs, and workshops. Foremost, it is a research and educational center on the Ukrainian immigration to Michigan and their contributions to the United States.

 

We are members of :

  • Preservation Wayne

  • Michigan Non-Profit Association

  • Historical Society of Michigan

  • Ukrainian Heritage Consortium of North America

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BOARD OF TRUSTEEs

President

Zwenyslava Hayda

Vice President

Dr. Andrew Dzul

Secretary

Swetlana Leheta

Treasurer

Joseph Szafranski

Directors

Martha Hnatiuk

​Dr. Alexander Lebedovych

Olga Sutaruk Meyer

Chrystyna Nykorak

Marta Sobko

 

Executive Director

Olga Liskiwskyi