Do you remember the first time you heard the story of the mitten (Rykavychka) that hosted 6 rambunctious animals on a cold winter day? Remember the warm feeling you received when you envisioned them snuggled up in a sea of embroidery as vibrant and colorful as your Baba’s pillows? We believe every child should experience mind-expanding, spirit-lifting adventures and lessons woven into Ukrainian folk tales.  And, that our own adult imaginations can still be stirred by these timeless tales.

That’s why Luba and Andriy Chornodolsky are once again bringing dioramic magical folktales and traditions to Chicago. 

Ukrainian Folktales and Traditions for Children A Diorama Exhibition will be visually conveyed by dioramas of scenes from familiar scenarios of animal characters in Ukrainian costume.  Presentations will amaze and amuse children, but most importantly engage parents and teachers in storytelling to children. The mission is to educate and build lasting memories. The Storytelling dioramas are artistically crafted by Luba and Andrij Chornodolsky, from Pennsylvania. Each diorama depicts an elaborate scene and the stories are presented on colorful and artistic banners. 

 Reading as well as storytelling are integral in instilling ideals, ethics, as well as invaluable life-long lessons. It’s important because words ~spoken and written ~ are the foundation of a person’s intellect.  Our mission is to attract as many attendees from Chicago Public as well as Private Schools.

Reservation schedule for the UKRAINIAN FOLKTALES and TRADITIONS for CHILDREN, A Diorama Exhibition:

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

September 9 through October 9, 2022


To make a reservation contact the UNM as soon as possible.  We ask that groups no larger than 30 come at one given time.

We hope to hear from you soon.  If you have any questions feel free to call contact the Museum (Wednesdays – Saturdays) at 312 421-8020 or by mail  The museum is open Thursday – Sunday, visit our website  and follow us on Facebook.