Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Balzekas Museum will be closed to the public until further notice.

In Memoriam

Stanley R. Balzekas, Jr.

With heavy hearts, we announce that the founder and president of the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture would be greatly appreciated:

By mail:

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


By PayPal:



Stanley Balzekas, Jr.

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Founder and President of the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

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

From the Gift Shop

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Tours to Lithuania in 2020

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

2. September 7 – 17 Tour #2 status to be determined.


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