Monastery Museum seeks help in expanding displays, holdings

St. Tikhon's Museum
A portion of the museum is devoted to rare antique icons.

The Metropolitan Museum at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery here is now accepting donated items that can be incorporated into its existing displays and holdings.

“Such donations include icons, liturgical ware, vestments, relics, and other religious items that would be of historic interest,” said Igumen Sergius, Abbot, and Archpriest John Perich, museum curator.

The museum’s premier exhibition, “The Journey of the Orthodox Church in America: 1794 to the Present,” traces several important periods of the Church’s history from the time of the Alaska Mission through the early 21st century.  A special exhibit features many items used in the monastery’s early days, including a number of icons dating back to the 1700s.

The museum also houses the Guzey Icon Repository, which includes a large collection of rare, antique icons from around the world.  The collection was donated by John and Lucille Guzey in 1995.

In-kind tax deductible receipts for the current fair market value of all donated items are available.

For additional information or to donate an item, please contact Igumen Sergius at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).