With the approaching anniversary of 150 years since the birth of Antanas Smetona, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, we kindly invite to transfer the passionate debates raging in the society regarding the assessment of Smetona’s political activity into a cozier environment which has been professionally prepared for such discussions – to the exhibition Antanas […]
The historical palace commonly known as the residence of the Presidents of Lithuania (1919–1940) has reshaped itself. Time portals will take you to seven epochs: the Governor’s Palace, the Ober Ost Commander’s residence, the Presidential Palace, the house of the Supreme Council Presidium, Nazi Headquarters, the Teachers’ House and the revived historical palace. The motley […]
The modernized and updated exposition introduces the Presidents of the First Republic of Lithuania (1918–1940) in traditional and innovative ways. Three presidents took the presidential oath of office: Antanas Smetona spend the whole 15 years in this office; Aleksandras Stulginskis – 6 years (including 2 years, when as the Chairman of the Constituent Seimas he […]
A permanent historical exhibition of representative portraits, pieces of art that originally decorated the interior of the Palace, gifts to the Presidents, surviving authentic furniture, historical pictures recording the Presidents’ foreign and internal activities, public activities, pictures from personal life and many more things that tell the story of the First Republic of Lithuania (1918-1940).
This exhibition presents the gifts which were bestowed to Antanas Smetona, President of the Republic of Lithuania, and which ended up being transferred for storage from the Presidential Palace to Kaunas National Culture Museum (currently, M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art) in 1941. In the transferred collection, there are no presents dating back to the […]