About Us

We, the members of House of Ukraine, Inc.,
are organized to offer hospitality to all people of Ukrainian birth or descent, as well as to foster and cultivate a spirit of understanding, goodwill, and cooperation among the various national groups represented in the House of Pacific Relations, International Cottages, Incorporated (HPR), and to exert continuous efforts to bring Ukrainian culture to the attention of thousands of California residents and tourists every year.

What We Do

House of Ukraine is a cultural museum in San Diego providing information to the public about the country of Ukraine:

  • Our purpose is to promote and cultivate the art, history, customs, language, and traditions of Ukraine.
  • We sponsor educational presentations, demonstrations, and events devoted to Ukrainian culture.
  • The House of Ukraine, Inc. is an IRS 501(C)3 non-profit organization for tax and donation purposes.
  • We display cultural artifacts, books, pictures, maps, and ethnic costumes.
  • We organize various cultural and fund-raising events.
  • We publish a newsletter and maintain this website for our members and the public.

The museum is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm, and is located in Balboa Park, within the city of San Diego, California, alongside many other art, science, and cultural museums, and is also just a short walk from the San Diego Zoo.

The House of Ukraine is part of the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages and is based in Balboa Park .

House of Ukraine Board of Directors

Vera Skop interview about House of Ukraine

House of Pacific Relations International Cottages

The House of Ukraine, Inc. is a member of the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Inc, (HPR), Balboa Park, San Diego, California, founded in 1935 and is a non-profit community organization dedicated to furthering cooperation and understanding between national groups in the United States.

At present, in 2014, HPR consists of 33 national groups. Two-thirds of these groups, including House of Ukraine, Inc., each have their own small cottage in San Diego’s Balboa Park. The House of Ukraine cottage, furnished and staffed by members of our organization, presents exhibits about our culture, history and traditions. All work is done by unpaid volunteers.

The majority of funding for our programs comes from individual local donations and fund raising activities.

We welcome you to join us in this important mission!

Community Events

  • Pysanka Master Class with Saida Sharapova: Beginner level, group 2

    When: June 4, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Location: Hall of Nations in Balboa Park, 2191 West Pan American Rd, San Diego, CA 92101

    At Pysanka master class – Beginner level at 10 a.m. you will learn how to create real Pysanka from the very beginning. Just two hours of work and you will create a real Pysanka, all by yourself!

    Price is $50 for 2-hour master class per person (cash, check or PayPal) and includes all supplies.

    There are only 5 spots available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Save your spot – pay today with PayPal.

    All proceeds will go to humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

  • Russian Shame-Protest Against the Rape of Women in Ukraine

    Saturday, May 28th at 1pm: Russian Shame-Protest Against the Rape of Women in Ukraine
    Location: Balboa Park
    Address: 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
    Bring: Signs, flags, Ukrainian shirts, etc.

    Join Our Worldwide Protest Against Sexual Violence Towards Women and children. Rape has been widely used as a Weapon of War in Ukraine. This protest will take place on the same day in other cities in the US and around the world.

    On May 28th, we will stand with and empathize with Ukrainian women and children who have become the victims of torture and rape by the Russian soldiers. This protest originated in Latvia and Estonia by brave women who stood partially naked in front of the Russian Embassy, with their hands tied behind their backs, white shirts smeared in red paint, and flower reefs on their heads. Let this visual be an inspiration to you. We encourage everyone to find some old white clothes they don’t mind covering in red paint for this event or use washable paint. A good visual speaks louder than a thousand words.

    This is your chance to stand up for the women and children of Ukraine who have been violated. This is your opportunity to give them a voice.

    If you don’t want your children to attend we will have a child watch set up through the Ukrainian School at the Hall of Nations.

    If you are a man: please come and support us, bring signs, Ukrainian and American flags (or your country flags if you are not American), Ukrainian embroidered or themed shirts, or wear Ukrainian colors.

    If you are a woman: try to dress in white or very light clothing, if possible paint “blood” stains on them (you can use washable paint) and  wear a flower reef if you have one.


  • Ukrainian Vyshyvanka Day

  • Stand With Ukraine

  • Breaking Down Walls project by The Metro Film and Arts Foundation

  • Meeting with Immigration Attorney Rachel Konrad

  • Stand With Ukraine
House of Ukraine Cottage Museum
667 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA