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Mounds of Meaning: Investigating the Histories of Kryžių kalnas (Hill of Crosses)
September 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Host Organization: Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
Kryžių kalnas (“Hill of Crosses”) located in the Šiauliai county of Lithuania, is a popular destination for local and visiting Lithuanians, tourists, and Christian pilgrims. The meaning of this place has changed significantly since its mysterious beginnings, becoming a place of peaceful protest against Soviet occupation in the mid-1950s, to gaining worldwide attention after Lithuania’s restored independence in 1990. Ema Noëlla Kibirkštis (PhD Candidate, Department of Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland) will share her research on the layered histories and meanings of Kryžių kalnas.
Limited in-person spaces available. A livestream link will also be sent to ticket holders.
Cost & Registration Info: Free event. Registration required.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mounds-of-meanings-ema-kibirkstis-lecture-on-lithuanias-hill-of-crosses-tickets-170480937072
Hybrid event –
In-person location: Balzekas Museum, 6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629
Livestream will also be available.
Learn more at www.balzekasmuseum.org