You are cordially invited to the LITHPEX-POLPEX 2010 Exhibit in commemoration of:
The Battle of Žalgiris / Grunwald / Tannenberg 600th Anniversary
The Battle of Žalgiris (Grunwald) or Battle of Tannenberg was fought on July 15, 1410, during the Lithuanian-Polish-Teutonic War. The alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led respectively by King Jogaila (Władysław Jagiełło) and Grand Duke Vytautas (Witold), decisively defeated the Teutonic Knights, led by Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen. Most of the Teutonic Knights’ leadership were killed or taken prisoner. The battle shifted the balance of power in Eastern Europe and marked the rise of the Polish-Lithuanian union as the dominant political and military force in the region.
The battle was one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe and is regarded as the most important victory in the history of Poland and Lithuania.
Exhibit and Lecture Series at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
|Friday, October 15|
|10 AM – 8 PM||Exhibit open to the public|
|1 – 2 PM||Introduction of the exhibit to the press|
|3 PM||Lecture (in Lithuanian) "Lietuvos totoriai: Žalgirio mūšyje ir šiandien" (Lithuanian Tartars in the Battle of Tannenberg and Today) by Lithuanian Tartars: Dr. A. Jakubauskas, journalist V. Malinauskas, historian E. Lukoševičius.|
|6:30 PM||Official exhibit opening|
|Saturday, October 16|
|10 AM – 6 PM||Exhibit open to the public|
|11 AM||Lecture (in English)"Sun Tsu Machiavelli, Clausewitz, and Aquinas: Philosophies of War and the Battle of Grunwald" by Dr. Robertas Vitas (USA)|
|1 – 2 PM||Lecture (in Lithuanian) "Lietuvos 250 metų gynybinis karas su Kryžiuočių Ordinų ir Žalgirio mūšis, kovos su totorių Aukso Orda kontekste" (The History of 250 Years of Lithuanian Defense Wars Against the Teutonic Order and the Battle of Tannenberg in the Background of the Wars with the Tartar Gold Horde by Dr. Romas Batūra (Lithuania)|
|3 – 4 PM||Lecture (in English) "Grunwald/Žalgiris Today" by Dr. William Urban (USA)|
|4:30 – 5:30 PM||Impressions from the Festivities of the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Tannenberg" by Jonas Vainius (USA|
|6:30 PM||Dinner and Award Presentation (Reservations: 847-244-4943)|
|Sunday, October 17|
|10 AM – 4 PM||Exhibit open to the public|
|12 NOON||Viewing of a documentary film is planned|
|4 PM||Exhibit closing|
Location: Balzekas Museum 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629
This program is made possible in part by Grants from the Illinois Arts Council, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the ECPC.