The Rusiv Literary Memorial Museum of
Vasyl Stefanyk


The modern museum consists of two parts: literary one and memorial one, located is different buildings and dedicated to the life and career of the famous Ukrainian writer Vasyl Stefanyk.

Vasyl Stefanyk (14.05.1871-07.12.1936) was a remarkable Ukrainian writer of short stories, who was also a social and political activist. He was born in a wealthy family with five children. Stefanyk started his education in Rusiv and Snyatyn schools, continued in preparatory schools in Kolimyja and Drohobych, attended Jagiellonian University (Krakiv, Poland); participated in secret pro-ukrainian organizations (e.g. 'Pokuttya Trinity', also included Les Martovych and Marko Cheremshyna). Significant works: 'The News', 'The Stone Cross', 'Katrusya', 'The Arsonist'. Descrining an ordinary life of the peasant, the stories of Stefanyk were translated into various languages (Polish, German, Russian, Italian).

The literary section of the museum was opened in 1991 timed to coincide with the 120th anniversary of Vasyl Stefanyk, and now it's the starting point of a tour around the museum.

Three rooms display authentic everyday items of the writer's times, together with photographs and documents telling a story of his life and the history of the memorial place. You can observe there original publications of V. Stefanyk, illustrations for his stories, and his portraits.
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The memorial section of the museum was opened 18 May, 1941. It's located in the writer's residence, where he spent the last 26 years of his life. The house is surrounded by a large area with a beautiful view. Inside, the writer's study is preserved in its original state, and you can also find around the house quite a few items of interior originally belonged to him. There are three rooms of exposition where you can have a look at furniture, everyday items, portraits, books, documents having to do with the real life story of the famous Ukrainian writer, his daily routine and working life (the house was the place where he created the vast majority of his works).
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There's also the grave of Stefanyk family in Rusiv village, where the writer and some of his closest relatives are burried.
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10:00-18:00, Monday — closed.
Entrance fee:
Adults — 3 UAH.
Children — 2 UAH.
Adults — 20 UAH.
Children — 15 UAH.
Contact info:
Ivano-Frankivsk region
Snyatyn district
Rusiv village
T. Myhal St., 10

Tel.: +38 (03476) 3-52-26
+38 (097) 243-95-96
How to get there:
Go along the road Snyatyn—Horodenka, find the museum sign and follow it about 1,5 km further along the main road. Go up the road, past the school. The main museum building is located on the left, right on the hill, near the bust of V. Stefanyk.
48.51619  25.52034  
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