Welcome to LMAC

Welcome to the LMAC website. We are Canada‘s only museum-archive dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of Lithuanian Canadians.

OUR PEOPLE introduces you to the history and culture of the country of our heritage, Lithuania, and then focuses on our immigration story, which had a modest beginning in the 19th century, reached a zenith in the 20th and continues unfold today.

LMAC’s mission is to preserve the imprint of Lithuanians in Canada. Other sections of the site reveal various aspects of this memory institution and its digital and traditional offerings.

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Sharing Our Stories – Next Stop - As our exhibition closes this Sunday, the next opportunity to view it will be in Ottawa at the Lithuanian Canadian Days event, July 29th, 2017.  For more details please go to: www.mlka.ca.
Exhibition Update - After a successful showing at VEMU/Estonian Studies Centre in March, "Sharing Our Stories" was on display at the Latvian Cultural Centre in April.  It will be displayed to the Baltic German group mid-May and will (...)
Sharing Our Stories Exhibition - We are just putting the final touches on the exhibition for the Baltic Canadian Imprints project, “Sharing Our Stories”, funded by the Canadian government. A total of fourteen interviews were conducted with Lithuanian community members (...)
Western Canada Exhibitors - LMAC is interested in showcasing the talents of Lithuanian Canadian artists and dedicates one exhibition each year to a visual artist of Lithuanian descent.  To date, we have had three exhibitions:  Kestutis and Rita Vilis (...)
Recent Donation - Ramona Mileris of Burlington, Ontario Donation: archival material pertaining to Kazimieras Mileris, a prominent figure in the Canadian Lithuanian community in Hamilton, Ontario – archival files, programs, photos, videotapes archival material from the estate of (...)
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Last updated: October 10, 2017 at 16:14 pm

Upcoming Event

Our new exhibition: “Siūlas/Thread” is our contribution to the 2017 Year of the National Costume celebrations in Lithuania.  Come and see how two fundamental components – raw linen and wool, are transformed into articles full of artistic interpretation and adapted to daily life from early days to modern-day creations.  

Works on display by:

  • 19th/early 20th century homestead artisans
  • Folk artists from the Displaced Persons camps in post WWII Germany
  • Anastazija and Antanas Tamošaičiai – founders of the Lithuanian Folk Art Institute of North America,
  • members of LT Folk Art Institute,
  • Calgary artist – Elytė Balkytė-Zubis,
  • Toronto designer Akvilė Minkevičienė, and,
  • contemporary fashion designers from Lithuania (slide show).

Continue to Build Our History

First Photo in Canada

Do you have a photo of the first member of your family who came to Canada?  Submit your photo here and we will post it in our gallery.  

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