Adelaide Lithuanian Museum
The events of WWII forced many Lithuanians to flee their country.
Unable to return, over 10,000 came to Australia and of those 1,500 made South Australia their home.
This is their history.
The Adelaide LIthuanian Museum & Archives was established by the hard work and dedication of Jonas Vanagas, a post war migrant.
He began to collect articles relating to Lithuania, so younger generations could learn of their heritage.
Members of the community gathered for the official opening on 28th January 1967.
The Museum and Archives contain photographs, newspapers, documents, artwork and books, in Lithuanian and in English.
Much of the information for this blog has been from the museums collection.
- Facebook - Lithuanians in South Australia http://tipsandsteps.com/shortlink/n1
Visit our Facebook Pages
South Australian News
- Wheelchair pond death of Helen Dansie unexplained, despite autopsy, police say
- Interim CEO Len Richards quits ahead of New Royal Adelaide Hospital opening
- Green, pedestrian-friendly Bank Street upgrade promised for Adelaide CBD
- Salt Creek attacker accused of raping girlfriend a month before assault on backpackers
- Adelaide's ice hockey team signs four players from a Canadian island to boost its title hopes
- Islamic College of SA urges Government to see its progress before deciding on its future
- Domestic violence offenders to be GPS tracked during South Australian trial
- SA racing industry criticises Minister for 'insulting' comments in wake of horse death
- Woman's body, wheelchair pulled from Adelaide parklands pond
- Wheeler Fortune euthanased after fall at Oakbank Easter Racing carnival