• Estonian School

    Our school brings together Estonian youth in the area and introduces them to the wealth of Estonian ethnic culture.

  • The Chicago Estonian House is a cultural center that offers wide variety of events for Estonians, Finnish and other Baltic and Scandinavian groups


    The Estonian House is ideal for weddings, business groups, concerts, stage performances, retreats, seminars, workshops and family celebrations of all kinds.


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Estonian summer courses @ University of Tartu

February 15, 2022
Registration is now open for courses in Estonia this summer! Applications are due on 1 June 2022. Multiple scholarships are available. Learn more about the conditions and application deadlines (scholarships have different deadlines!).  All groups will be confirmed by 11 June 2022. Location: University of Tartu study building at Jakobi 2 or Lossi 3Read More →

Cold War Leadership: The Estonian Experience

February 8, 2022
Join the Thompson Center and UW-Madison Center for European Studies on February 18 for a conversation on Cold War Leadership with Mart Laar, former Prime Minister of Estonia. The event, titled Out from the Cold, will center on the Estonian experience of the Cold War. Mart Laar, Ph.D., was born in 1960 in Soviet-occupied Estonia. He participated in the Resistance movement and worked for the restoration of Estonian statehood in 1991. He has served twice as Prime Minister of the Estonian Republic. Under his first government, Estonia made the turn from East to West and in his second, this turn was made irreversible by joining the EuropeanRead More →

Announcements / Teated

Laste Suvelaager 2022

Chicago Eesti Koolil on taas toimumas suvelaager!  Mis? Tore suvelaager lastele vanused 2 kuni 17. Laagris toimuvad põnevad mängud, spordi tegevused, keele õppimine ja palju muud huvitavat veel! Kus? Chicago Eesti Majas (14700 Estonian Ln, Riverwoods, IL 60015) Millal? Algus 4. August 10AM – 4PM August 5: 10AM – August 6 10AM (lapsed ööbivad Eesti Majas reedel Aug.5 öösel – kuni 6 aastastel lastel soovitav vanemaga koos ööbimine) Miks? Kohata teisi ägedaid Eesti päritolu lapsi, õppida Eesti keelt ja mängida suurepäraseid mänge Hind? $95 Chicago Eesti Kooli 2021/2022 kooliaasta õpilastele ja $115 kõikidele teistele. Allahindlus hinnast alates pere teisest lapsest. (Iga järgnev laps on 20% odavam!). Hind Sisaldab snäkke, õhtusööki, hommikusööki ja Lõunasööki

In Memoriam

We are sad to announce the passing of long-time member Frank Quinn who passed away on May 10th. Frank was an accomplished artist who illustrated many of the Chicago Estonian House’s advertisements and announcements over the years. He last provided the artwork for our 50th anniversary program. He will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends.

In Memoriam

Harri A. Tarkin, a long-time member of the Chicago Estonian House, passed away recently. His memorial visitation will be on Tuesday, May 17th, 4 pm to 8 pm with a Memorial Service at 6:00 pm at Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, 4343 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Harri was the brother of the late Arlenna Pikat.

REMINDER: Your Amazon Purchases can Benefit the Estonian House

You can donate while purchasing on the mobile app: click on setting in the app and select Amazon Smile and follow the prompts. Donate to the Chicago Estonian House every time you shop online! Search for “Estonian House of Chicago” on Amazon Smile. A portion of your purchase will be donated!

Shop the Chicago Eesti Maja Store

Offering Chicago Eesti Maja logo items, CDs from artists who have performed at Chicago Eesti Maja, and other special items.