Zalgiris / Grunwald / Tannenberg 600th Anniversary Exhibit at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, October 15-17

October 15, 2010 – October 17, 2010 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Zalgiris / Grunwald / Tannenberg 600th Anniversary
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629

Join the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, along with members of the Polish community, for the LITHPEX-POLPEX 2010 Exhibit, an event that will commemorate the 600th anniversary of The Battle of Zalgiris / Grunwald / Tannenberg

The Battle of Zalgiris (Grunwald) or Battle of Tannenberg was fought on July 15, 1410, during the Lithuanian-Polish-Teutonic War. The alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led respectively by King Jogaila (Wladyslaw Jagiello) and Grand Duke Vytautas (Witold), decisively defeated the Teutonic Knights, led by Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen. Most of the Teutonic Knights’ leadership were killed or taken prisoner. The battle shifted the balance of power in Eastern Europe and marked the rise of the Polish-Lithuanian union as the dominant political and military force in the region. The battle was one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe and is regarded as the most important victory in the history of Poland and Lithuania.

Exhibit and Lecture Series at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

Opening Day: Friday, October 15, 10 AM – 8 PM
1 – 2 PM Introduction of the exhibit to the press
3 PM Lecture (in Lithuanian) “Lietuvos totoriai: Žalgirio mušyje ir šiandien” (Lithuanian Tartars in the Battle of Tannenberg and Today) by Lithuanian Tartars: Dr. A. Jakubauskas, journalist V. Malinauskas, historian E. Lukoševicius.

General Exhibition Information:

The official exhibit opens Saturday, October 16, and will remain open between 10 AM – 6 PM. Exhibition will also remain open on Sunday, October 17 between 10 AM – 4 PM.

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Violeta Rutkauskiene, e-mail: aviv2008@att.net, or John Variakojis, variakojis@sbcglobal.net. You may also call us at (773)582-6500.

Event Cost: $5
More Information
Phone: 773-582-6500
Email: info@balzekasmuseum.org
Website: http://www.balzekasmuseum.org
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