The Murals are undoubtedly the Croatian immigrant's greatest work, what Vanka called his "Gift of America."


  We are committed to the health and safety of our community and our mission to save and share the Vanka Murals. Therefore, tours will resume on Saturday, June 20th. Our limited offerings will also include mandatory policies and procedures that must be followed by staff, volunteers and visitors. We will continue to monitor public health recommendations for prevention and containment from the CDC and Allegheny County Health Department and adjust or suspend operations as needed.

More information is available HERE.



Croatian artist Maxo Vanka painted a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on the interior walls of St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale, PA. The 25 murals—created in two intense periods in 1937 and 1941—are unique, evocative and larger-than-life representations of faith and family; the immigrant experience in America; social justice and injustice and the horrors of war.

The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka exists to save, preserve and share the unique murals of Maxo Vanka through conservation, education and celebration.