Eastern European immigrants were crucial to building Cleveland, and once upon a time, virtually every block of the Tremont neighborhood was turf for a different ethnic group, which came to this country to work in the booming industrial Flats down the hill.
Tremont’s Ukrainian Museum and Archives honors one of those groups. It features exhibits devoted to Ukrainian history, culture and artistry, including needlework and its famous pysanka — decorated Easter eggs.
It also houses a collection of books, periodicals, artwork, photos, flyers, manuscripts and other items for those who want to dig deeper into Ukrainian and Ukrainian-American history. There’s even a gift shop if you want to take a piece of Ukraine home with you. It’s one of Cleveland’s hidden treasures.
1202 Kenilworth Avenue