SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018

The Balzekas Museum’s 52nd Annual Award of Excellence Gala

The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture proudly announces that the 2018 “Man of the Year” is The Hon. Marijus Gudynas, the current Director of the Department of Lithuanians Abroad at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. Among other responsibilities, Mr. Gudynas served as Lithuania’s Consul General in Chicago and the midwestern United States from 2012 to 2017. 

Mr. Gudynas receives the Museum’s Excellence Award for his service to Lithuania and Lithuanians worldwide and his dedicated pursuit of friendship, freedom, and democracy for all people and nations. He will be honored at the Museum’s Annual Excellence Award Dinner on Sept. 30, 2018. Everyone is warmly invited to attend.

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Lithuania’s Independence, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture invites you to a new historical exhibit:

For Freedom

Lithuanian American Support for Lithuania’s Independence and Recognition

Daily from 10 – 4 PM

at the
Balzekas Museum of
Lithuanian Culture

Exhibit Details

Travel to Lithuania with the Balzekas Museum in 2019!

2019 trip details and itinerary to be announced.

“No Home To Go To: The Story of Baltic Displaced Persons, 1944-52”

The critically acclaimed exhibition tour
in 2017


Balzekas Museum
of Lithuanian Culture
Chicago, Illinois