For Freedom

Lithuanian American Support for Lithuania’s Independence and Recognition 

Currently on view at the Balzekas Museum and opening soon in New York, the exhibition “For Freedom” explores the political, financial, military, and cultural aspects of the passionate support which energized Lithuanian Americans in the cause of independence and recognition for Lithuania’s statehood a century ago.

Using photographs, documents, publications, and other historical artifacts —drawn from the Balzekas Museum as well as other regional and national collections—the exhibition demonstrates that Lithuanian Americans did not waver in their support of their native land, support that lasted throughout the twentieth century.

Most importantly, “For Freedom” uses historical documents (resolutions, memoranda, correspondence, and presidential statements) to show that this century-long struggle for freedom was powered by ideas and ideals expressed in words and actions.  Read More >>>

This exhibition and related programs are partially supported by grants from private donors and the Illinois Arts Council, the Lithuanian Foundation, and a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

 Traveling exhibit currently on tour in

January 18 to March 6, 2019
Lithuanian Alliance
of America / SLA
307 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001-2703

By appointment only:
(917) 501-3275