Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum of Alberta

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Coordinates: 53°32′34″N 113°29′3″W / 53.54278°N 113.48417°W / 53.54278; -113.48417

Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum Of Alberta
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Established 1972 (1972)
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Type Historical
Website Ukrainian Canadian Archives
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The Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum Of Alberta (UCAMA) is a Ukrainian museum located in Edmonton. Recently[when?] the museum bought the old Lodge Hotel and the Brighton Block located at 9670 Jasper Avenue. The goal is to rehabilitate in order to create a facility which will house exhibition galleries, an archive and library resource area, collection storage areas, educational, meeting and special programming areas.[1]

History[edit]

Ukrainians are one of the Canadian Prairie Provinces' largest ethnic groups.[citation needed] In recognition of this legacy, in 1972, a group of eleven members of the Ukrainian community in Edmonton, led by Hryhory and Stefania Yopyk, decided to establish a facility for the preservation of the history and culture of Canadians of Ukrainian heritage[2]

In 2003, the museum acquired the Lodge Hotel and the Brighton Block on Jasper Avenue, and obtained C$9.2 million from the city, province and federal government for a C$13 million renovation. Construction began in 2012.[3] Since then, renovation costs have increased to C$22 million. To raise money, the museum plans to sell the Brighton Block to pay for development of the museum in the former Hotel. Ken Cantor and Primavera Development Group have agreed to purchase the property, dependent upon the city allowing him to make specific changes to the building, which is a protected municipal historic resource.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Our Present
  2. ^ Our Past
  3. ^ "Sale of Brighton Block a sign of trouble for Edmonton's Ukrainian museum". Edmonton Journal. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Private donors sought to help complete Ukrainian museum". CBC News. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Paula Simons: Ukrainian museum to sell heritage Brighton Block to local developer Ken Cantor". Edmonton Journal. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 

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