The Lithuanian Museum-Archives of Canada (LMAC) in Mississauga is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Lithuanian Canadian Community and the 60th of the Lithuanian Canadian Foundation. These two institutions are the most important in the history of Lithuanians in Canada. The first is the umbrella organization encompassing all Lithuanian communities in Canada, and the second has been the key contributor financing various Lithuanian activities and events.
The exhibition opened on October 30, and included an open house for visitors to view the newly expanded LMAC premises. Although the museum was not able to welcome visitors during the pandemic, it continued working during the lock-down and staff produced several fascinating exhibitions online, which can still be viewed at lithuanian heritage.ca. These were documentary displays about the 30th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic ties between Canada and Lithuania; the first decades of the Lithuanian-Canadian Youth Assocation; and the recovered historical documents of ambassador Vytautas Gylys.
Finally, the result of impressive research by LMAC volunteer Peg Perry, the virtual exhibition about Lithuanians in the War of 1812 also travelled to the a museum at the site of that war, Old Fort Erie.
Be sure to visit the new exhibition at 2185 Stavebank Rd. in Mississauga, open every day except Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm until November 20.