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If you are in the Chicago area, please stop by the Museum (open from 10-4 daily) to see what other gift items are available in the Gift Shop; or you can browse our online Gift Shop pages at any time. Your Gift Shop Purchases support Museum activities and programs. Thank you!

Lithuanian Straw Ornament Workshop

Learn how to make straw ornaments at the Museum

Saturday, Dec. 3
10 a.m.
At the Balzekas Museum
6500 S. Pulaski Rd. Directions>>>

Online registration for this popular workshop is now open.

Premium Natural Straw

Holiday Special: Premium grade natural straw ... Buy here ...

Popular Gift Shop Items ...

New in the Gift Shop
These wooden decorations called "Woody-Ruties" are considered seasonal, like the Christmas tree; whereas others, such as the one with birds, entitled "Blessing for the Coming Week", can be left up year round. See more Woody-Ruties here >>>
"Vytis" - Lithuanian Coat of Arms Car Decal


From bumper stickers, to license plate frames, to desk flags, these patriotic souvenirs are a gift perfect for those who like to display their Lithuanian pride >>>

Museum Memberships

For the person who has everything - a Museum Membership might be the best gift of all. >>>
Balzekas Museum Mug

Balzekas Museum Mug

Our mug with the Lithuanian "Vytis" presidential coat of arms makes a great gift for any occasion >>>
Bestselling Books
Lithuanian Traditional Foods

Cook Books

For the Lithuanian chef, choose from a great selection of popular cookbooks featuring traditional Lithuanian recipes >>>

History Books

For readers interested in World War II, Yale historian Timothy Snyder's award-winning bestseller Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin is a must read >>>