Events and exhibitions
The fourth run “For the Honor of Lithuania!” took place on May 1st, 2014, alongside the opening of the open-air photographic exhibition “Traces of World War I in Kaunas”. Participant of the peace run honored the victims of war as well as those Lithuanians who under the hardships of the moving East Front were able to stand together and, benefiting from the collapse of the Russian Empire and the loss of Germany in war, restored the State of Lithuania on February 16, 1918.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended an event dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the President’s institution and awarded the winners of the knowledge tournament at the Historical Presidential Palace in Kaunas.
The exhibition, which focuses on the families of intellectuals as forerunners in all spheres of Lithuania’s life in 1920s and 1930s, was opened on the eve of the State’s Day. This venturesome attempt to see beyond the official biographies, public faces and facades attracted many descendants of prominent families from the period of the First Republic of Lithuania. The symbolic ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by MEP Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė and Dalia Palukaitienė, a descendent of a famous Lithuanian painter and composer Konstantinas Mikalojus Čiurlionis.
The third run “For the Honor of Lithuania! 2013” took place on May 1st, 2013, alongside the opening of the open-air photographic exhibition “In Lithuania’s name! The trajectory of Darius and Girėnas’s life” dedicated to the legendary pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas, who were the first Lithuanians to fly over the Atlantic Ocean 80 years ago.
The exhibition, dedicated to the conscious women of the First Republic of Lithuania (1918 – 1940), was opened on the eve of the State’s Day. It offers a survey on women’s activities in political, social and cultural spheres. Two outstanding contemporary Lithuanian women politicians opened the exhibition: Speaker of Seimas Irena Degutienė and MEP Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė. Other significant figures were present as well: Minister of National Defense Rasa Juknevičienė, Mayor of Kaunas Andrius Kupčinskas, other members of Seimas, active women from various women’s organizations.
The second run "For the Honor of Lithuania! 2012" took place on July 4, 2012, alongside the opening of the ehxibition "Stateswomen: serving others and Country" and was dedicated to the conscious women of the First Republic of Lithuania (1918 – 1940).
This open-air photographic exhibition features moments from eight Lithuanian Agricultural and Industrial Exhibitions organized in Kaunas, the provisional capital of interwar Lithuania, between 1922 and 1936.
The sports trophies exhibition was opened on the eve of the 37th European Basketball Championship in Lithuania. It presents a unique collection of prizes won by Lithuanian sportsmen in international competitions between 1918 and 1940. The exhibition was opened by its patron President Valdas Adamkus and Speaker of the Seimas Irena Degutienė.
An open-air photographic exhibition features moments from the National Olympic Games of Lithuania in 1938.
Under the Red Star: Lithuanian fine arts in 1940-1941 - exhibition and opening ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Lithuania's occupation by Soviets.
Let’s take a ride! Urban means of transport in the provisional capital - outdoor exhibition
The First of the Citizens: the 90th Anniversary of the establishment of the Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania
City and State festivals in Provisional Capital - outdoor exhibition
World Scout organizations: the 100th anniversary - exhibition and opening ceremony
Presidents of the Republic of Lithuania, 1918 – 1940 - three constantly updated exhibitions