The Estonian House mourns the passing of our member Matti Makinen who passed away on August 19th. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish to thank the following people who have donated to his memorial fund ($550): Denis & Mary Sue Ciezadlo, Katherine & Michael Gecewich, Charles & Julie Haapala, Reijo & Eeva Kallio, Helmi Makinen, Imre Pagi, Vello & Mare Suigussaar, and Mary Wurzer.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: 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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