Volunteer-managed and operating on a small budget, The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka (SPMMMV) was incorporated in 1991 as an independent 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to raise awareness and educate the public about the murals and their significance to Pittsburgh’s history, and their depiction of America’s immigrant experience.Use our Millvale online vacation planner to arrange your visit to Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka and other attractions in Millvale.
The Society is dedicated to preserving the murals painted on the walls of St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale, Pennsylvania by Croatian artist, Maxo Vanka, for generations to come. Because of the Society’s efforts, the murals have received historical designations by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation and the National Register of Historic Places. Additional attention has been paid through the production of the play, Gift to America, and the willingness of volunteer docents to respond to the request for tours.
Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka reviews
The small group escorted tour was a revelation. The dedicated docents presented a heartfelt and honest explanation of the church, the artist and the murals, readily admitting the gaps in the story... more »
Seeing the murals for the first time is amazing! They are exquisite with the LED lighting bringing them to new life. The docent shared the history and significance of the murals. The tour went... more »
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