Museum of General-Lieutenant of the UIA Roman Shukhevych

    Address:76a, Bilohorshcha St.
    Phone:(032) 272-70-60
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    Museum of General-Lieutenant of the UIA Roman Shukhevych was founded with the help and financial support of the Association of Former Soldiers of the UIA of General-Lieutenant Taras Chuprynka in the USA. The museum was opened on October 23, 2001 at Lviv, 76a Bilohorshcha Street.

    The Museum building has two floors. On the ground floor there is a thematic exhibition, the first floor includes a memorial exhibition. Exhibits, located on the ground floor, tell about the Shukhevych family, youth of Roman Shukhevych, his military and political activities and armed struggle of the Ukrainian liberation movement.

    In the first hall there is a bust of Roman Shukhevych, created by famous Ukrainian sculptor Mykhailo Chereshniovsky (1911 – 1994), made by the artist in the U.S. in the 80s of the 20th century.

    Later it was passed to the Association of Former Soldiers of the UIA in the USA, which donated the bust to the museum. Paintings by Myroslava Lasovska-Kruk (USA) – portrait of Roman Shukhevych and allegorical arrangement “Heroine of UIA”, also contribute to perpetuation of memory of Roman Shukhevych.

    A separate room is dedicated to the birth of the UIA, its formation and the role of Roman Shukhevych in its activities. The section concludes with a set of materials on the heroic death of Roman Shukhevych on March 5, 1950.

    Materials about the fate of Roman Shukhevych’s family, all the representatives of which suffered from the repressive and punitive system, constitute an important part of the exposition.

    The first floor exposition (stairs, hide-out, living room) recreates the life during the stay of the UIA Commander in Chief at this underground apartment (spring 1948 – early 1950’s) and is the main memorial object of the museum, as the last battle of Roman Shukhevych with the division of MGB took place there on March 5, 1950. In the same room where Shukhevych lived and worked, are the original pieces – furniture set: table, four chairs and armchair, made in the mid 30's in Western Europe, which were presented to the museum by daughter of Roman Shukhevych, Mrs. Maria Trylovska.

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