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Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

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Small museum but lots to explore

There is a lot of personal history stored here and it's clear that the people who work/volunteer... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Cultural Day in Chicago

My husband's family is from Lithuania so it was very neat to learn more about this country, my... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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18 Jun 2018
“Small museum but lots to explore”
1 Aug 2017
“Cultural Day in Chicago”
This museum includes exhibits on Lithuanian history and culture as well as the largest Lithuanian research center outside of Lithuania.
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6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629-5136
+1 773-582-6500
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

There is a lot of personal history stored here and it's clear that the people who work/volunteer here have a passion. It's very small and a little dark and cramped but well worth the visit!

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

My husband's family is from Lithuania so it was very neat to learn more about this country, my family is also from a region very close by so we all learned a lot! Our children, ages 8 and 11 had a good time as well,...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2016

It was late in the day and I was in the building for some other business when I noticed the gift shop was open. There was a young woman named Eva who told me I could look around. I figured it was very close to...More

2  Thank MeBlonde
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This exhibit shows how Lithuanians left their country during the war. The permanent collection shows the Lithuania culture through the ages. There are many archived papers for research purposes. Staff at the museum can assist with additional information.

1  Thank Beverly T
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This museum is honestly not worth the admission price and is really a bit sad. It is evident that the people who work their love the culture and take great pride in their museum, but the exhibits are very old fashioned and confusing. The writing...More

Thank eec317
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Visited the museum on the suggestion of my sister: we were not disappointed, The history of Lithuania was well presented. more than that the free brochures on Lithuania's history and the accommodating workers made the visit very comfortable and pleasant. We were also given coupons...More

Thank pauliefromthenorth
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We were amazed by this treasure of Lithuanian history! The dedication of the Balzekas family to build and maintain this museum is extraordinary. The artifacts sparked our interest, and we spent quite a bit of time reading about them. The third floor is dedicated to...More

Thank Jacque D
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I enjoyed my tour of the museum, although my visit due to time constraints had to be quicker than I would have liked. I was visiting from out of town and wanted to experience the museum in celebration of my part Lithuanian heritage. It is...More

1  Thank Raphael W
Reviewed 21 November 2012

This museum is a spectacular find! It is very inexpensive for 3 stories chock full of Lithuanian history and culture! Chicago has the largest Lithuanian population outside of Lithuania itself. It has old medieval artifacts, archives, photos, immigration info, war artifacts and even a children's...More

1  Thank Emmchar16
Reviewed 18 February 2012

We most recently visited the museum to see their display of the Lithuanian holocaust when many Lithuanian citizens were shipped off to gulags in Russia. What an incredible collection and documentary -- things I never learned in school (not surprising). Beyond this special exhibit the...More

2  Thank R B
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