We are now newly located at 15533 129th Street, in Lemont, Illinois 60439-4407, about 1.6 miles from the Lithuanian World Center.

We also continue to work at our previous location, at 5620 S. Claremont Ave., Chicago, IL 60636, in the Youth Center building. Our office there is on the second floor, room 200. The LRSC is comfortably accessible via public transportation both from downtown Chicago as well as its suburbs.


If the LRSC is a non-profit organization, who maintains the Center?

The LRSC is maintained by US Lithuanian community donations, as well as by the support of the Lithuanian Foundation, without which many projects would go unrealized. If you wish to donate, please click “Donate”.

The Board of Directors provides the vision, mission and goals of the LRSC. The Chairman of the Board is Dr. Robert Vitas who was one of the founders of the Center. Administration oversees day-to-day operations and is led by LRSC President Kristina Lapienytė.


When are you open?

Our Lemont office is open Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm. Please contact us in advance if you wish to visit.


What sorts of donations do you accept for your archives?

We collect everything related to Lithuanian life – individual people’s as well as organizations’ documents, advertisements, letters, music and audio recordings, videos.


Is the material accessible to the community?

Yes, anyone interested is welcome to look at the archives by appointment, by either calling 773-434-4545 or by writing info@lithuanianresearch.org.


Does the LRSC prepare exhibits?

Yes. The LRSC’s Lithuanian Museum displays an ongoing exhibit in the corridors of the Youth Center. We also have prepared mobile exhibits on sports in US Lithuanian life, as well as on the history of the Lithuanian dance and song festivals in the US. If you would like to show any of these exhibits to your community, please contact us.