Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture



  • 6500 S. PULASKI ROAD
    CHICAGO, IL 60629
  • TEL.: 773.582.6500
  • FAX:773.582.5133
  • Open 10 AM - 4 PM daily
  • Except Christmas, Easter &
    New Year's Day
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2014 'Woman of the Year'

The Hon. Anne E. Derse, Balzekas Museum 2014 Woman of the Year

The Hon. Anne E. Derse
United States Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania

The award presentation will take place at the Balzekas Museum's 48th Anniversary Excellence Award Gala on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at 6pm in the Amber Ballroom of the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture. Everyone is warmly invited to attend.

Reserve your ticket Today!

To purchase your Award Gala tickets online through the museum's online Gift Shop, please click on the 'Online Reservations' button below (PayPal and major credit cards accepted):

Reserve by Mail:

To print the Award Gala Invitation Response Card click here. Please fill out the card, and send by mail with payment to:

Balzekas Museum
6500 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago IL 60629

For more information or to reserve by telephone, please call the Museum M-F from 10-4 during business hours: 773-582-6500.

***Please note, all reservations must be received by the Museum by Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.***


BalzekasMuseum CupMade in Lithuania, these charming wooden decorations add cheer up your home year round. Be sure to visit the Balzekas Museum's Online Gift Shop for these and other gift items for any occasion. Gift Shop sales support museum programs and activities. >>>

Baltic DPs - Displaced Persons

Baltic DP Exposition - 2014
Baltic DP Women in National Costume
As part of the ongoing Baltic DP Exhibition and Programs, the organizers are requesting that Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonians, who were themselves displaced during WWII and spent time in DP Camps after the war, complete a questionnaire describing their or their family members' experiences. More about the Baltic DP Project ...


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Hope & Spirit, the Balzekas Museum's series of exhibits and programs commemorating 70 years since the start of mass Soviet deportations from Lithuania to the Soviet Gulag has ended. Highlights from the exhibit, including a virtual tour, links, articles, videos, and teaching resources are available online here: Hope & Spirit online >>>

The Hope & Spirit series is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; the Illinois Humanities Council; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Illinois General Assembly; a City Arts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; and the ECPC.