President's of Lithuania Kazys Grinius Memorial Museum
Address: Bažnyčios g. 23, LT-68298, Marijampolė.
Tel. (+370 ~ 343) 92 636.
Director – Vytautas Grinius.
Information for Visitor
Monday to Friday 9–12; 12.45-16.
Readers of the library of the museum "Šviesa" (Light) are attended to.
The greatest part of the collection comprises photographs, books,
documentary material connected with K. Grinius' and his family 's life and
of the first room
Exposition of the first room is devoted to reveal the most important facts
of Dr. K. Grinius' life. 30x40 photographs, a big original photo-portrait of
Dr. K. Grinius made in Kaunas in 1926, books written by Dr. K. Grinius
(original and copies), memoirs, first issues of "Ūkininkas" ("Farmer")
edited by dr. K. Grinius, magazines on medicine edited by Dr. K. Grinius and
magazines with his articles, as well as books, publications published about
Dr. K. Grinius are used for this purpose. A bust created by a sculptor
Kęstutis Balčiūnas and a copy of urn of the remains of K. Grinius made in
USA are placed in the room, photographs showing K. Grinius' death and his
re-interment hang around them.
Exposition of the second
Exposition of the second room reveals Dr. K. Grinius' political and social
activity in the independent Lithuania. Photographs, postcards, books exposed
tell about it.
Exposition of the third room
The part of exposition arranged in this room is devoted to dr. K. Grinius'
sons: Kazys, a colonel of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Staff, Liūtas, who
fostered Lithuanianism in USA so actively, an associate to Lithuanian
President Valdas Adamkus, and his nephew Vytautas Bacevičius, the chief of
staff of Tauras district, shooted dead in Tuskulėnai (Vilnius).
Occasional exhibitions are organized in the museum most often.
Cultural, educational activity
Dr. K. Grinius' activity as a doctor and politician is popularized
organizing excursions, preparing booklets, showing video material;
History of Marijampolė district has been prepared and is constantly
Articles in periodicals are published.
of the Museum
On January 1, 1998 Lithuanian President's K. Grinius memorial museum was
founded in the house where Kazys Grinius lived in 1904–1914.
This house became the center of cultural movement of the whole Užnemunė and
was called "Griniai House". The first in the area public performance
"America in a bathhouse" was shown in the house on May 28, 1905, meetings
and rehearsals of the choir took place.
A society "Šviesa" ("Light") with a lot of branches in Suvalkija and a
library of the society were established in "Griniai house".
K. Grinius (December 17, 1886 in Selema – April 4, 1950 in Chicago).
Supporter and ideologist of the creation of the democratic state system and
civic society in Lithuania. One of the founders of the Lithuanian Democratic
Party in 1902, he took part in drafting its program. Author of the 1906
Program of the Party. The third President of the Republic of Lithuania (June
– December 1926). Ideologist of the liberal wing of the Lithuanian national
movement, contributor to the Varpas newspaper, member of its editorial
committee and one of the editors. (From: Acquaintance with Lithuania. Book
of the Millennium.-Volume One.-K.-1999)
Photographs from the stock of Lithuanian
President's K. Grinius memorial museum