Ivan Mykolaychuk's family house
Chortoriya village (Kitsman District) is famous for Ivan Mykolaychuk, an outstanding Ukrainian actor and movie director who was born here. Some of his most famous works are The Dream (where Mykolaychuk starred Taras Shevchenko) and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. Mykolaychuk starred in 23 films, also he wrote scripts and music.
The museum is arranged in Mykolaychuk’s house located in the outskirts of Chortoriya. The house only has two rooms and a small utility room, although for those times it was considered rich. At this manor Ivan's parents brought up 10 children.
The house looks almost the same as it looked during Ivan Mykolaychuk’s life, only the roof is covered with slate instead of straw. The wooden house is decorated according to the old Bukovynian tradition, its windows are covered with azure-coloured wide clay stripes. The manor yard has the bust of the actor playing a proud Hutsul. The museum attendant is Ivan Mykolaychuk’s elder sister, she carefully maintains actor’s personal things, family heirloom, memories about significant events in his life. The living room has Mykolaychuk’s photos on every wall.
The museum’s welcome book is full of eloquent references and quotations left by visitors from 13 countries of the world.
Ivan Mykolaychuk's bust in Hutsul shirt
The museum entrance and the actor's portrait sculpture near it
Ivan Mykolaychuk 's museum in Chortoriya on Google Maps