Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture


  • 6500 S. PULASKI ROAD
    CHICAGO, IL 60629
  • TEL.: 773.582.6500
  • FAX:773.582.5133
  • Open 10 AM - 4 PM Daily
  • Closed Christmas, Easter &
    New Year's Day
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Become a Member or Give a Gift of Membership

Join a growing number of individuals committed to furthering the Balzekas Museum's mission of preserving Lithuanian culture and traditions and fostering an understanding and appreciation of other cultures.

I wish to purchase an annual membership:

Please select your membership level from the dropdown menu below:
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B. Click here to download a Membership Application and mail it to the address below with your payment:

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
6500 S. Pulaski Rd.,
Chicago, IL 60629 or fax it to
Fax: 773.582.5133.


I wish to make a donation to the Museum:

Help support the Museum's programs and operating expenses.
Contributions may be assigned to specific Museum projects, such as the Operating Fund and the Library and Research Center. Donations are now accepted through PayPal.

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*The Women’s Guild

Founded by the late Irene Balzekas, the Women’s Guild is instrumental to the advancement of the Museum and its mission: to celebrate Lithuanian Culture and to foster an appreciation of all cultures. An active and vital volunteer core, the Guild engages in numerous programs, projects and fundraising efforts in support of the Museum. Any member in good standing my also join the Guild.

The Women’s Guild Room, a permanent exhibition created and maintained by the Guild, showcases traditional Lithuanian folkarts and amber. More...

The Balzekas Museum Library and Research/Resource Center

The Museum Library is a repository for one of the largest collections of published Lithuanian materials outside of Lithuania. These items are organized into five categories: the Main Reference Library, Rare Books, Manuscript Holdings, Periodicals, Pamphlets & Records. The Research/Resource Center is the gateway to making all materials accessible to scholars and the general public.

Support the Library with Your Donation

Membership Categories

  • Life Membership - $5,000
  • Annual Memberships Levels

  • Sponsor - $1,000
  • Benefactor - $500
  • Organization - $250
  • Patron - $100
  • Supporting - $50
  • Family - $40
  • Individual - $35
  • Genealogy Membership

  • Genealogy - Basic- $125
  • Genealogy - Patron- $250
  • Genealogy - Benefactor- $1000

See more about the benefits of these membership levels on the Genealogy Page ...

  • Women's Guild Membership

  • Guild membership is additional to any type of museum membership listed above
  • Basic Annual - $15
  • Director - $100

Membership Benefits

  • Subscription to The Lithuanian Museum Review
  • Free admission to the Museum
  • 10% off the Museum Gift Shop purchases
  • 10% off translation services
  • Discount on Museum programs
  • Access to "Members Only" events
  • Invitations to Museum activities