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 →

With the easing of coronavirus restrictions in Illinois, the Chicago Estonian House Board of Directors has decided to begin opening the facilities within the guidelines of the state. We are resuming lunches, church services and school days. We are asking members to observe social distancing, wear masks and use the hand wash positioned around the building. We will be disinfecting with a fogger after each day of use. Read More →

At the annual membership meeting on March 21, 2021, Aarne Elias was announced as the new president of the Chicago Estonian House. He will serve a three year term. The board members re-elected to another term are Aivo Entson, Mehis Vahtra, and Tiina Vilgo. We welcome two new board members: Carl Ausmees and Eero Pikat. The Audit Committee’s new chairman is Reet Soot with re-elected auditor Kaia McCarthy and new auditor Peter Elias.Read More →

For their hard work on remodeling the “Band Room” and Vana Tallinn, the Board of Directors has awarded two new shares each to the following members: Mailis Ausmees, Aivo Entson, Krisiina Jakobson, Urmas Vilgo, and Meelis Vähi. Let’s all thank them for their help.Read More →

We are sad to announce the passing of long time Estonian House member Mati Kõiva on May 4, 2020. Mati left the Chicago area years ago and settled in Connecticut where he was active in the Estonian community locally and nationally as President of  ERKÜ from 1996-2006.Read More →

Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, the Chicago Estonian House has cancelled all of its events and remains closed during the “Stay at Home” period ordered by Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker. That order currently lasts through April 30, 2020. Please check back for further developments and future events.Read More →