With a donation of $100,000 from member and neighbor Jim Seckelmann (owner of the Mulch Center on Milwaukee Ave.) the Board of Directors has established a Building Fund to guide and manage renovations to the Estonian House. If you are interested in participating in the planning of the renovations or would like to make a donation to the Building Fund, please contact us at: president@eestimaja.comRead More →

The Estonian House mourns the passing of our member Mati Makinen who passed away on August 19th. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. A memorial will be held at the Chicago Estonian House on Saurday, October 16th. Further details will be provided later.Read More →

A big thanks for all who helped organize and for those who attended our annual mid-summer celebration. The weather was beautiful and fun was had by all.  Read More →

The Board of the Chicago Estonian House met on May 2 for its regular monthly meeting. Main points that were discussed and decided can be found by clicking the headline.Read More →

The Chicago Estonian House has formed a Landscaping Committee to put together a comprehensive plan for the outdoor spaces that enhance everyone’s enjoyment of the grounds. From flowers and bushes to lighting and other hardscapes, we will look at what needs to be done to refresh the property. Ingrid Jaanson is leading this effort and if you would like to participate, please send her an email at: ijaanson@hotmail.com Meetings will be starting soon.Read More →

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events at the Chicago Estonian House:

  • May 8 – Vana Tallinn Grand Reopening
  • June 19 – Jaanipäev
  • August 28 – Muinastulede Öö
  • October 2 – Estoberfest
  • November 20 – International Christmas Market (Jõululaat)
  • December 19 – Jõulupuu

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The Estonian House mourns the passing of our member Jaak Teetsov who passed away on April 8th. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. We would also like to thank the following people for memorial donations in Jaak Teetsov’s name ($385): Audrey Gioiosa, Matti Jaanimägi, Dick and Dina Peinert, and his daughters Lee Anne & Susan.Read More →