Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, Millvale

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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.

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.
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  • A small group of us were led through Saint Nicholas Croatian Church to view the Maxo Vanka murals there. The docent was very knowledgeable about the church and the artist - some sad but great stories ...  more »
  • I’ve been going to see these murals for 25 or more years, but with restoration (actually the term is conservation) and new LED lighting, they are outstanding! Guided tours are on Saturdays (check thei...  more »

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