“Tėvynė / Patria” Exhibition


poster for “Tėvynė / Patria” Exhibition
[Image: Tėvynė laikraščio viršelis, 1899 Plymouth, Pa S.L.A Spaustuvė / Tėvynė periodical, 1899 Plymouth, Pa S.L.A printing-house]

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SLA presents a historical and cultural exhibition entitled: Tėvynė / Patria commemorating 130 years of American Lithuanian history unified under SLA, Susivienijimo Lietuvių Amerikoje. SLA is the acronym in Lithuanian for LAA, the Lithuanian Alliance of America.

SLA/LAA is the oldest American Lithuanian Organization still active today. The exhibition displays SLA/LAA’s unique and original artifacts and memorabilia, which contextualize the rich historical evolution of the organization from its inception in 1886. SLA/LAA germinated via Dr. Jonas Šliupas’s editorial: Lietuviškas balsas/Lithuanian Voice, where mutual ideas and concerns were shared and the concept of SLA/LAA was born.

Launched in 1896 Tėvynė was printed in SLA/LAA’s headquarters and was intended to keep American Lithuanian’s abreast of pertinent information related to Lithuanian culture, politics, economics etc. In more recent publications the use of both Lithuanian and English languages are present. Original copies of Tėvynė will be on display in addition to SLA/LAA insurance forms, member lists, medals, seals, accounting books, photos, correspondence between SLA/LAA members, albums, cultural pamphlets, original Tėvynė printing plates and a selection of books from SLA/LAA’s Collective Library. As part of the exhibition you will have an an opportunity to see Jonas Mekas film Was There a War? - a closure of an everyday lives of Lithuanian immigrants in 1950-1953 America. NY premiere! The film is in Lithuanian language only.



from July 15, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-07-15 from 16:00 to 20:00

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