The Balzekas Museum is now open to visitors by appointment only.
Call 773-582-6500 to schedule your visit.
Maximum 4 people per visit. Masks must be worn at all times.

From the Gift Shop

Gift Shop drop-ins welcome: Monday – Friday from 10-4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Masks must be worn at all times. Our online Gift Shop is always open! Check out these popular items here:  Gift Shop >>>

Language Instruction

Learn to Speak Lithuanian!

This fall, the Balzekas Museum will once again offer Lithuanian Language classes for beginners. Details and registration here>>>

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In Memoriam

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Founder and President of the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, the late Stanley Balzekas, Jr., 1924-2020

Stanley Balzekas, Jr., passed away peacefully of natural causes on June 18, 2020. His failing heart could no longer keep up with his zest for life. …  Read Stanley Balzekas, Jr.’s obituary

Memorial Gifts

Memorial contributions to the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture are greatly appreciated:

By mail:

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
6500 South Pulaski Road
Chicago IL 60629
U.S.A.

Add Your Voice to our Oral History Project!

In celebration of 150 years of Lithuanian immigration to the United States, the Balzekas Museum is launching an exciting new project entitled: “Lithuanian Life and Landmarks in America”.  Collecting and preserving oral histories of Lithuanian immigrants and their descendants throughout the United States is integral to this project.  These histories and the Museum’s archives will be used to develop both physical and online exhibits as well as interactive maps and tours documenting where and how Lithuanian Americans lived, worked, studied, prayed, and played. 

To ensure the history and contributions of Lithuanian Americans are preserved for future generations, the Balzekas Museum invites Lithuanian immigrants and their descendants throughout the United States to fill out the following questionnaire:

Lithuanian Life and Landmarks in America Questionnaire

Currently on view:

In this time of uncertainty, “No Home To Go To”, the story of Baltic refugees displaced from their homelands at the end of  World War II,  has lessons for today, most notably, about the resilience of the human spirit. Come see this compelling exhibit at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 South Pulaski Rd., Chicago IL 60521.

Open by appointment – 10am to 4pm weekdays, 12pm to 4pm Sundays – Call 773.582.6500 to schedule your visit.

Tours to Lithuania in 2020

1. June 27 to July 7 TOUR #1 ~ CANCELLED 

2. September 7 – 17 TOUR #2 ~ CANCELLED


Read more about Museum tours to Lithuania >>>