Ukrainian American Community, Northeast Minneapolis

Wards 1 and 3 in Northeast Minneapolis have been the center of the Twin Cities’ Ukrainian community since the late nineteenth century. Vibrant and long-lasting cultural institutions—including churches, Kramarczuk’s Sausage Company, and the Ukrainian American Community Center—have made Ukrainians in Northeast one of the city's most visible groups of European immigrants, in spite of their relatively small population.

Ukrainian American Community Center

Ukrainian American Community Center

The Ukrainian American Community Center (301 Main Street Northeast) in Minneapolis. Google street view, June 2019.

Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg)

Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg)

A pysanka, a traditional Ukrainian artwork made out of a hollowed, waxed, and painted egg, made ca. 1962.

Walter Gorden and Horace (Orest) Kramarczuk

Walter Gorden and Horace (Orest) Kramarczuk

Walter Gorden and Horace (Orest) Kramarczuk inside Kramarczuk’s, a sausage company and deli at 215 Hennepin Avenue East, Minneapolis. Photograph by Mark E. Jensen, January 16, 1998.

Members of the Minneapolis–St. Paul branch of the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine (ODWU)

Members of the Minneapolis–St. Paul branch of the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine (ODWU)

Members of the Minneapolis–St. Paul branch of the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine (ODWU) pose for a photograph in August 1955. Pictured are, from left to right, in the top row: Mrs. D. Janovych, Mr. Grenwaldt, Dr. E. Micevich, Dr. Alexander Granovsky, Z. Petrochok, Mrs. Grenwaldt, H. Teliha, Ivan (?) J. Janovych, L. Karkoc, and in the bottom row: P. Karkoc, B. Myroniuk (?), and T. Petrus. Photograph (im110466) from box 69 of the Alexander A. Granovsky papers (IHRCA796), Immigration History Resource Center Archives, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Ukrainian National Chorus of the Twin Cities

Ukrainian National Chorus of the Twin Cities

The Ukrainian National Chorus of the Twin Cities, 1933.

Ukrainian Zaporozhs'ka Sich society

Ukrainian Zaporozhs'ka Sich society

The Ukrainian Zaporozhs'ka Sich society in Minneapolis, 1914. Public domain. Photograph (im000147) from the Alexander A. Granovsky papers (IHRCA 796), Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Boots worn by Maria Scholucha

Boots worn by Maria Scholucha

Leather boots worn by Maria Scholucha at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, ca. 1910–1919.

Ukrainian cap

Ukrainian cap

Cap made of jacquard silk and worn as part of a traditional Ukrainian costume. Created by Anastasia Prystupa Scholuch in Lipinki, Poland, ca. 1910, and used in Minneapolis at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Joe Huie

Joe Huie

Joe Huie, ca. early 1908s. Photographed by Wing Young Huie in the basement of the Huie family home, which he converted into a photo studio and used as a place to experiment with studio lights and backdrops. Used with the permission of Wing Young Huie.

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