Lost and Found Stories of Displacement from Chicago and the Baltic Nations
Saturday, October 28th, 2017 @12 -2 pm
A Presentation by the Balzekas Museum and National Public Housing Museum
Displaced people around the world are forced to make difficult decisions about what they take and what they leave behind. This is true for diverse communities from the Baltic states to the public housing developments of Chicago, where individuals have organized to rebuild a new sense of home. Join the National Public Housing Museum and Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture for a pop-up exhibition and conversation that invites participants to share stories about the loss of home due to political, economic and social upheaval, and the objects that give meaning to their lives. Please bring an object with you that reminds you of a home from the past.
Location: Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd.
The programs are partially supported by Grants from the following organizations: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Illinois Arts Council, Kazickas Family Foundation, Lithuanian Foundation, Illinois Humanities Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago, Women’s Guild of the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Latvian Foundation, Cultural Foundation of the World Federation of Free Latvians, National Archives of Estonia, and private donors.