Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture Founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, the Balzekas Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture.
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The Museum celebrates the notable achievements of Lithuanian Americans, the Lithuanian nation, and Lithuanian communities world wide.

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The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture presents:A NIGHT AT THE OPERAA series of  complimentary monthly screenings of ...
02/12/2021
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture – The official website of the Lithuanian Museum in Chicago

The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture presents:
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
A series of complimentary monthly screenings of Chicago Lithuanian Opera recordings from the Aleksandras Plenys Video Collection at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
SERIES OPENING MATINEE
This Saturday, February 13 at 1PM Central
featuring Gounod’s “FAUSTAS”
Go to the Museum website to view:
https://balzekasmuseum.org/

Historian, Author Timothy Snyder – the 2020 Balzekas Museum Man of the Year The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is proud to announce that this year’s Balzekas Museum Award of Excellence recipient is acclaimed author and historian Timothy Snyder, a specialist in Central and Eastern European...

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12/28/2020
2020 12

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„Čikagos lietuvių opera: istorija ir išlikimas“
11/19/2020
„Čikagos lietuvių opera: istorija ir išlikimas“

„Čikagos lietuvių opera: istorija ir išlikimas“

2020 m. Lietuvos operai sukanka 100 metų. Tačiau viso pasaulio lietuviai gali didžiuotis ir kitu unikaliu reiškiniu, kurio ištakos taip pat veda į 1920 m. op...

Astrrongu Southwest Youth Council
10/27/2020

Astrrongu Southwest Youth Council

Did you know that Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is one of just TWO Lithuanian museums in the entire United States? How lucky are we to have them around the neighborhood. We had a great afternoon learning about not only Lithuanian Culture across Europe and the United States, but also about the work the Balzekas family has done to preserve their history and culture over the years.

Thank you Sigita for having us over today and to the youth that participated in the discussion afterwards. #ForYouthByYouth #LithuanianCultureinChicago

90-metė parodoje apkabino savo motiną
08/04/2020
90-metė parodoje apkabino savo motiną

90-metė parodoje apkabino savo motiną

Virginija Petrauskienė. Balzeko lietuvių kultūros muziejaus viešnia, įžengusi į parodos salę, pirmi...

Pasaulio lietuvių žinios
07/09/2020

Pasaulio lietuvių žinios

Ar žinojote?

Proginiame pašto ženkle, pavadintame „Pasaulio Lietuva“, įamžinti visame pasaulyje garsūs lietuviai - menininkas Jonas Mekas, plaukikė Rūta Meilutytė, dailininkas Samuelis Bakas, Nobelio ekonomikos premijos laureatas Robertas Šileris, arkivyskupas Gintaras Grušas, dirigentė Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Stanley Balzekas.

Tarp žinomų ir nežinomų pasaulio lietuvių rasite ir TV žurnalo #PasaulioLietuva prodiuserį Vladą L. bei kitus misiją palaikančius tautiečius iš viso pasaulio! 🇱🇹🌐

Happy Independence Day, 4th of July!
07/02/2020

Happy Independence Day, 4th of July!

https://www.victimsofcommunism.org/events/comedy-vs-communism
06/14/2020
Comedy vs. Communism: A Retrospective of Polish Cult Comedies from Communist Times — Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

https://www.victimsofcommunism.org/events/comedy-vs-communism

Comedy vs. Communism: A Retrospective of Polish Cult Comedies from Communist Times celebrates film as a tool of resistance to totalitarian tyranny and political satire as a means of beginning the process of reestablishing political liberty. Please join us in watching these films and then meet with

St. George church in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. It was the first Lithuanian parish in Chicago, The church was de...
06/12/2020

St. George church in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. It was the first Lithuanian parish in Chicago, The church was demolished in 1993, and now there is an empty parking lot is in its place. Bridgeport was one of several Lithuanian neighborhoods in Chicago. If you have pictures of your Lithuanian neighborhood and stories of your family, now is a good time to share them. The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture started a new project of collecting Lithuanian American stories. More about the project and the questionnaire you could fill out is at our website www.balzekasmuseum.org.

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture – The official website of the Lithuanian Museum in Chicago
05/22/2020
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture – The official website of the Lithuanian Museum in Chicago

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture – The official website of the Lithuanian Museum in Chicago

For 150 years, successive waves of Lithuanian immigrants have come to America seeking a new life and opportunities. In celebration of Lithuanian immigrants and their contributions to this country, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is excited to launch a new project entitled: “Lithuanian Li...

Constituent Seimas (1920–1922)
05/12/2020
Constituent Seimas (1920–1922)

Constituent Seimas (1920–1922)

Members of the Constituent Seimas pose at the Monument to the Fallen for Lithuania's Freedom in the Garden of the Vytautas the Great War Museum, Kaunas, 1922, Menas Photo Studio Lithuanian Central State Archives. P-12520

May 7th in Lithuania is celebrated as Lithuanian Press Restoration, Language and Book Day. This day is very important fo...
05/05/2020
Incredible story of the Lithuanian language under Czars and Soviet era

May 7th in Lithuania is celebrated as Lithuanian Press Restoration, Language and Book Day. This day is very important for Lithuania as it reminds us of the year 1864 where the Lithuanian language as well as book and press publishing were banned. However, the ban period of 40 years proved that the Lithuanian language is alive as Lithuanian books were published and distributed secretly. It is during the ban period that the literacy of people increased.

http://www.lithuanianstories.com/en/2020/02/28/incredible-story-of-the-lithuanian-language-under-czars-and-soviet-era/

Smugglers. “Criminals”. They were scholars, teachers, avid readers. They loved their country more than anything and they wanted to be Lithuanians. They became book smugglers to protect their identi…

04/05/2020
Šokančios Vilniaus verbos | Dokumentinis-animacinis filmas

Šokančios Vilniaus verbos | Dokumentinis-animacinis filmas

[EN below] Dokumentiniame-animaciniame filme „Šokančios Vilniaus verbos“ vaizduojamos Vilniaus verbos, kurios sukurtos iš augalų šakelių, sudžiovintų gėlių i...

03/20/2020

Do to the COVID-19 the Balzekas Museum is closed to the public.
To communicate with staff please email: [email protected]

Iš Lietuvos atvykusi muzikos grupė ,,Thundertale" ir roko operos ,,Priesaika" solistai ir muzikantai apsilankė Balzeko l...
02/20/2020

Iš Lietuvos atvykusi muzikos grupė ,,Thundertale" ir roko operos ,,Priesaika" solistai ir muzikantai apsilankė Balzeko lietuvių kultūros muziejuje. Atlikėjai muziejui padovanojo roko operos įrašą ir programą su autografais. Roko opera pasakoja apie pokario metų Lietuvos partizanus, kurie priešinosi sovietų okupacijai, ir yra skiriama Lietuvos nepriklausomybės atstatymo 30-mečiui. Roko opera bus rodoma vasario 22 d. Lemonto vidurinės mokyklos salėje.

Užsienio reikalų ministerija
01/10/2020

Užsienio reikalų ministerija

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Smithsonian Magazine writes about Lithuanian poppy seed milk. It's mentioned last in the article.
12/20/2019
Nine Delicious Holiday Drinks From Around the World

Smithsonian Magazine writes about Lithuanian poppy seed milk. It's mentioned last in the article.

Bored of eggnog? Sick of cider? Here are nine scrumptious end-of-year beverages to sip on from across the globe

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6500 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL
60629

From downtown Chicago, take the Orange Line towards Midway to Pulaski stop; then take Bus53A Southbound on Pulaski to 65th Street.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(773) 582-6500

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I am thrilled to announce that my children's story book " Laima's lunch/Laimos pietus" has been published and is available online. Written in English and Lithuanian it tells the story of a girl called Laima who was ostracised for the contents of her lunch box at her new school. There are recipes at the back, as well as activities for parents/teachers and websites for those wanting to learn Lithuanian. Available in paperback/kindle. Excellent for Lithuanian language schools. https://www.amazon.com/Laimas-Lunch-Jura-Reilly/dp/0648203824?fbclid=IwAR3GmJeFSIJQTHiUwHqiRRlKE5RnpafK2Xv6qV7tCzxyCtTuSTVjZVDuXKQ https://www.amazon.com/Laimas-Lunch-Jura-Reilly/dp/0648203824
Ar yra koks nors sarasas ar duomenu baze kur butu surasyta Lietuviai kurie dalyvavo Korejos kare 1950-53?
My deepest sympathies to the Balzekas family and the Lithuanian community. He was an incredible man so proud of his heritage and his culture and community. I met with Mr. Balzekas and toured the museum many times while I was the Administrator at the Ukrainian National Museum. Noriu pareikšti gilią užuojautą visiems jo šeimos nariams.
As ieskau gyvenimo drauges.Mano tef 01137065118018 .Mano skaipas gintas868
my husband's family settled in Massachusetts in early 1900's and worked in the mills. His father served in the US Army in 1917, ny husband served in WWII. While in Germany he met Lithuanians DPs. Cannot find any relatives on the Area around Worcester. City had 3 active Lithuanian clubs, one church and neigbhorhood Family names: Kazimers Waivada, Chibas, Tamasaukas. Cannot find immigration records either. Probably due to spelling of names for males and females. My mother in law read the Lithuanian newspaper printed in Chicago. Also have a book of recipes. Very simple food reflecting the poorness of the early immigrants to the US.
Linksmų Šv. Kalėdų - Merry Christmas from all of us at the Lithuanian National Cemetery
Laba diena, Raso Gintaras Stadalius yra Lietuvos. Ar galite man padeti isidarbint Amerikoje prižiūrėti senus žmones lietuvius. Mano skaipas gintas868 .Mano el; pastos; [email protected] . Mano tef 01137065118018. Visiems lietuviams tariu Aciu
Are you open today? Sunday May 27 2018
Labas, gal Jus domina musu rankdarbiai?
An immigrants story..Just like so many other's. I have spent 8 years chasing down the many variations of my original Lithuniana last name ...Vaseikis.
RESENTATION ABOUT THE NEW ART ACQUSITONS TO THE BALZEKAS MUSEUM BY DAIVA KARUZA January 17, 2018, Wed. at 7:00 PM A presentation about the new art acquisitions of the art collection at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture will be presented on January 17, 2018 Wednesday at 7:00 PM, in the Amber ballroom on the second floor. Daiva Valeria Karuza (-ite), art curator at the museum, will introduce the participants to newly acquired works and speak about the works from the collection that have been rotated into the art that is on view. The museum has the largest, prestigious collection of Lithuanian and Lithuanian American art, with over 75 works on view. Daiva Karuza will speak about the recent art acquisitions gifted to the museum by donor Andrew John Petrusis, from the Halina Bagdonas collection. The paintings reflect a wide scope of Lithuanian art including a scene of the town of Zarasai by the accomplished artist Antanas Rukstele, representative pieces (including an abstract) by Audrone Bagdonaite-Petrusis, a scene of Marquette Park in the springtime by B. Zemaitiene, a landscape by Mikas Sileikis and a still life of Juozas Domeika. The presentation is no cost to Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture members. A donation of $10 is suggested for non-members. Refreshments will be served. The programs are partially supported by grants from the following organizations: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Illinois Arts Council, and private donors. Daiva Karuza