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Pysanky For Peace – Wenham Museum
April 16 - June 16
Pysanky for Peace
Opening April 16, 2022
One legend of the Ukrainian people living in the Carpathian Mountains tells us that pysanky (elaborately decorated Easter eggs) must be created each year. If they aren’t, the chains that hold evil in check will loosen, and it will be free to wander, causing havoc in the world. As long as enough pysanky are made, the chains will tighten and good will triumph for another year.
The Wenham Museum’s exhibit features 50 of these wonderfully decorated eggs, hand-made by artisans from around the world, in support of the Pysanky for Peace Project, which aims to raise funds to aid the ongoing humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. In lieu of an exhibit fee for this traveling display, the museum has made a donation to the non-profit organization Razom (which means “together” in Ukrainian), which is supplying critically needed medical supplies to the people of Ukraine.
We are doing what we can to support those suffering in this crisis. If you are able, please donate to Razom by going directly to their website. You will also find a donation box in the exhibit gallery (the museum will ensure that the funds go to Razom).
You can learn more about the Pysanky for Peace Project online.