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. Therefore, we have been closely monitoring all updates on COVID-19 and staying informed about public health recommendations for prevention and containment from the CDC and Allegheny County Health Department.  

With this in mind, and in compliance with the Governor's current order to "stay at home" and the mandatory closure of churches within the Diocese of Pittsburgh, in-person tour operations are suspended. These cancellations include all public tours on Saturdays and private tours. If you have a private tour scheduled before this time, we will be contacting you to reschedule. We will resume tours at the earliest opportunity.  


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.