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


  • Second Meeting with Andriy Kurkov

    Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 5:30 PM
    667 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA

    Друга наша зустріч з українським письменником Андрієм Курковим, президентом Українського PEN-клубу.
    Андрій Курков є автором 13 романів та 5 книжок для дітей. За його сценаріями поставлено понад 20 художніх і документальних фільмів. Курков — єдиний письменник країн пострадянського простору, чиї книжки потрапили в топ-десятку європейських бестселерів. Його найпопулярніший роман “Пікнік на льоду” було продано в Україні накладом 150 тисяч примірників — більше, ніж будь-яку іншу книжку будь-якого іншого сучасного українського письменника. Книги Куркова перекладені 37 мовами та надруковані у 65 країнах.

    Мова події: українська.
    Безкоштовна подія.
    Рекомендована пожертва – 10 дол. Безкоштовні вино та перекуски для донорів.
    Маски обов’язкові для перебування в приміщенні.

    Our second night with Ukrainian writer Andriy Kurkov, president of the Ukrainian PEN-club.
    Andriy Kurkov is the author of 13 novels and 5 books for children, about 20 documentary, fiction and TV movie scripts. Kurkov is the only writer in the post-Soviet countries whose books are in the top ten European bestsellers. His most popular novel, Death and the Penguin, has sold 150,000 copies in Ukraine, more than any other book by any other contemporary Ukrainian writer. Kurkov’s books have been translated into 37 languages and published in 65 countries.

    Event language: Ukrainian.
    Free event.
    Suggested donation – $10. Free wine and snacks for donors.
    Masks are required for the indoor seating.



  • Festival in the Balboa Park

  • Vatra at the Beach

  • Meeting with Andriy Kurkov

  • 2020 Annual Meeting

  • Ukrainian Festival
House of Ukraine Cottage Museum
667 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA