Want to learn more about Latvia and our heritage? Check out this page for a quick history lesson:
In 2018, the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia celebrated 100 years of independence. The long years of Soviet occupation included hundreds of thousands of deportations and lost lives that must never be forgotten. Organizations throughout the world and many public demonstrations like the historic Baltic Way helped support these nations to reclaim their autonomy.
Fortunately, the last century has been a time of great change in these nations as they have rebuilt their countries and joined the EU. Many people whose parents left as refugees, have returned to their homelands. Some of us remain in our new countries, but still have the Baltics in our hearts.
- Baltic cultural events like Song & Dance Festivals
- Baltic educational programs (summer camps, language programs, Baltic studies)
- Other Baltic community organizations (e.g., boy & girl scouts, museums, public radio,)
- Major construction projects of US Latvian centers
- Relief work in Latvia that supports the health and welfare of children
- Support for historic projects like The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia in Riga, Latvia
- August 2015 – 24 Hours of Latvian New Music with ‘Jaunā Mūzika: Latvija’
Links to Baltic cultural organizations
This page contains links from Latvia, as well as Baltic-American associations. Links are provided for reference only. Please contact the organizations themselves with any questions.
Organizations & Communities
- Embassy of Latvia
- American Latvian Association
- American Latvian Youth Association
- Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies
- American Latvian Artists
- The Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc.
- Latvians Online
- Latviesi Amerika
- NJ Latvian Society – Priedaine
- Philadelphia Latvian Society
- World Federation of Free Latvians
Latvian Summer Camps in the U.S. and Educational Opportunities