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5/12/2011
Lithuanian museums:
Sisters of St. Casimir
Museum of Lithuanian Culture

Address, Phone, Website

2601 W. Marquette Road
Chicago, IL 60629
phone: 773-776-1324 from 9AM to 8PM only
hours: by appointment only
For more see the Sisters of St. Casimir website.

Sisters of St. Casimir have a substantial collection of Lithuanian cultural and religious artifacts beautifully displayed in several rooms of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Casimir and across the hallway a library containing hundreds of books and periodicals on Lithuania, many of them in Lithuanian. The library contains the collections of Rev. Anthony Staniukynas, co-founder of the Sisters of St. Casimir, and of mother Maria Kaupas, the founder. The rest was collected by Sister Perpetua from donations and through selective purchases.

Photos Of The Lithuanian Library

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library 1
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library 2
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library 3
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library 4
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Photos of the Museum's Collection

The following images represent only a small part of the artifacts displayed in the museum. The photographs were taken somewhat hurriedly and some are marred by the reflections of the camera flash. When better or additional photographs become available, the following gallery of images will be improved and expanded.
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wedding 1
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wedding 2
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wedding 3
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bride & groom
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musicians
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hosts
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  dowry
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  doll 1
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  doll 2
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  doll 3
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doll 4
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  doll 5
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  doll 6
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  doll 7
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  blue costume
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red costume
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  green costume
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  orange costume
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  costume 1
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  costume 2
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open chest
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  hard times school
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  spinning mill
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  church model
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  eggs 2
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eggs 1
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  eggs 3
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  eggs 4
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  eggs 5
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  eggs 6
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wayside crosses
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  varnas 1
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  varnas 1955
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  wayside cross
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  cross 1
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crosses 1
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  crosses 2
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  crosses 3
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  shelf
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  inlay Mary
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Vytautas
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  plate 1
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  plate 2
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  plate 3
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  plate 4
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pottery
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  vase 1
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  vase 2
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  carving
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  dancers
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straw ornament
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  astras 1
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  astras 2
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  mary
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  mercedes
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acpainting
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  galdikas
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  kaupas
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  ks painting
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  sunrise
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Notice

Any use of the images of the museum or its collection must be with the permission of the Mother Superior of the Sisters of St. Casimir. She can be reached by mail at 2601 W. Marquette Road, Chicago, IL 60629, or by phone at 773-776-1324 (from 9AM to 8PM only).