Kryvorivnya is located in the valley of the Chorny Cheremosh river, 7 7 km from district centre Verkhovyna.
It was first mentioned in 1719. The name comes from the shape of the plain where the village is located, which reminds an arc.
The village is quite famous in Ukraine first of all due to the outstanding Ukrainian writer, politician and public figure Ivan Franko. Ivan Yakovych accepted an invitation to come here, that he received from Volodymyr Hnatyuk, the famous Hutsul folklorist. First he came to Kryvorivnya at the end of the 18th century. He adored the surroundings here so much that he came to Kryvorivnya almost every summer with his family during 12 years. Thus V. Hnatyuk managed to turn the unknown mountain village into a "summer capital" of Ukrainian culture. Besides, Lesya Ukrayinka, Mykhaylo Kotsyubynskyy, Hnat Khotkevych, Vasyl Stefanyk, Marko Cheremshyna, Kostyantyn Stanislavsky and other famous people came here on holiday. Here is where Kotsyubynskyy wrote his tale called "Forgotten forefathers' shadows", and then in half a century Serhiy Paradzhanov made his well-known film with the same name.
Very few people know the fact that in Hrushivka quarter Mykhaylo Hrushevsky had his villa before World War I began. He then became the first President of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the villa has not been preserved (it burnt in 1914). Nowadays it has been rebuilt and the museum was founded.