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Most importantly, “For Freedom” uses historical documents (resolutions, memoranda, correspondence, and presidential statements) to show that this century-long struggle for freedom was powered by ideas and ideals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

Upcoming Events at the Balzekas Museum

Simono Daukanto Rygos ortografija 1827-1834

2019 m. vasario mėn. 1d.

Giedriaus Subačiaus monografijos apie Simoną Daukantą pristatymas

prof. Giedrius Subačius

Penktadienį, vasario 1 d. 7 val. vakaro Profesorius Giedrius Subačius pristatys monografiją „Simono Daukanto Rygos ortografija (1827–1834)“. Autorius savo monografijoje atskleidžia S. Daukantą ne tik kaip rašytoją, kalbininką, bet ir kaip politiką, analizuoja S. Daukanto  ortografinius ieškojimus, aptaria jų tendencijas ir priežastis.

G. Subačius – habilituotas filologijos mokslų daktaras, University of Illinois at Chicago profesorius, Lietuvos istorijos instituto XIX a. istorijos skyriaus mokslo darbuotojas, S. Daukanto darbų ir raštų tyrinėtojas, mokslinio žurnalo „Archivum Lithuanicum“ vyriausiasis redaktorius. Daugiau

Etched Easter Eggs by Ursula Astras

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 @ 10 am

Easter Egg Decorating Workshop

Learn the ancient art of decorating eggs using the etching technique. Attendees must bring 6 hard-boiled dyed eggs.  This workshop will be taught by artist Don Astras. Location: Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago

For registration or additional information, 773-582-6500 or contact us by email

Registration fee:
Adults $20; Children 12 and under $10

Light refreshments will be served.

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Travel to Lithuania with the Balzekas Museum!

2019 trip details and itinerary to be announced.