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 for 5 hours between 11 am to 4 pm, 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!