Democracy – One Defining Moment – a New Virtual Exhibition by the Lithuanian Museum Archives of Canada

January 19, 2021

Thirty years later, we return to the events of January 13th, 1991, in Vilnius Lithuania. A fledgeling democracy is challenged by Soviet military force. Many civilians are injured and fourteen are killed.

In the virtual exhibition, “Democracy – One Defining Moment”, we explore these tragic events and show how the Lithuanian Canadian community heard the calls for help and responded using all of the tools of a democratic society available to them.

Visit the virtual exhibition at: and listen to our presentation introducing the Lithuanian Museum Archives of Canada and the virtual exhibition at: