West Lawn

West Lawn, an area that was originally a settling place for German, Irish, Polish, Czech and Italian immigrants in the early years of the 1900s, is most commonly tied to one nationality: Lithuanian. While recent decades have seen a demographic shift in the community, one that includes an increasing amount of hispanic (mainly Mexican) influence, West Lawn still maintains its strong Eastern European roots. Home to the only museum in the country devoted to the subjects of Lithuania, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is a one-stop shop for all things relating to the Lithuanian language, history, culture and politics, and to the Lithuanian-American experience.