The exhibition of the House of the Signatories presenting the history of national revival and the restoration of the independent state of Lithuania in the early 20th century (1900–1918) starts with exhibits related to the national movement in Vilnius and the consistent cultural and political activity of Lithuanians, which was crowned by the declaration of independence on 16 February 1918.

After the Third Partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1795, the entire territory of Lithuania, with the exception of the area on the other side of the Nemunas, disappeared from the map of the world. The way to Independence was marked by a 123-year-long struggle for Lithuanian writing, Lithuanian church service, and the right to learn and speak the native language, to use national symbols and to be an independent nation.

Proclaimed in the period when Lithuania was occupied by the Kaiser’s Germany (1915–1918), the Act of Independence of Lithuania is a conceptual laconic document of 122 words, which kept the hope for independence alive during all the years of subsequent occupations, never lost its legal effect and served as the constitutional basis for the reestablishment of Lithuania’s independence in 1990.

The central axis of the exhibition consists of historical material illustrating the life and activity of the signatories to the Act of Lithuania’s Independence, arranged in thirteen rooms. The unique exhibition of the House of the Signatories is constantly supplemented with relics acquired by the museum, donated or lent by the relatives of the signatories.

The House of Signatories

The House of Signatories

The exhibition of the House of the Signatories presenting the history of national revival and the restoration of the independent state of Lithuania in the early 20th century (1900–1918)

The House of Signatories

The exhibition of the House of the Signatories presenting the history of national revival and the restoration of the independent state of Lithuania in the early 20th century (1900–1918)

The House of Signatories

The exhibition of the House of the Signatories presenting the history of national revival and the restoration of the independent state of Lithuania in the early 20th century (1900–1918)

The exhibition of the House of the Signatories presenting the history of national revival and the restoration of the independent state of Lithuania in the early 20th century (1900–1918) starts with exhibits related to the national movement in Vilnius and the consistent cultural and political activity of Lithuanians, which was crowned by the declaration of independence on 16 February 1918.

After the Third Partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1795, the entire territory of Lithuania, with the exception of the area on the other side of the Nemunas, disappeared from the map of the world. The way to Independence was marked by a 123-year-long struggle for Lithuanian writing, Lithuanian church service, and the right to learn and speak the native language, to use national symbols and to be an independent nation.

Proclaimed in the period when Lithuania was occupied by the Kaiser’s Germany (1915–1918), the Act of Independence of Lithuania is a conceptual laconic document of 122 words, which kept the hope for independence alive during all the years of subsequent occupations, never lost its legal effect and served as the constitutional basis for the reestablishment of Lithuania’s independence in 1990.

The central axis of the exhibition consists of historical material illustrating the life and activity of the signatories to the Act of Lithuania’s Independence, arranged in thirteen rooms. The unique exhibition of the House of the Signatories is constantly supplemented with relics acquired by the museum, donated or lent by the relatives of the signatories.

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