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Lilita Bergs – The Latvian Museum of Potomac

Posted on May 20th

Lilita Bergs is the director of the Latvian Museum in Rockville MD. The all-volunteer museum, founded in 1979, is operated by the American Latvian Association in The United States, headquartered at the same facility.  The exhibits focus on the history of Latvia from prehistoric times to the present and showcase traditional costumes, jewelry and folk arts.  Included are video references to the history of Latvian-Americans who fled the Communist takeover in World War II.

Lilita Bergs holds an MA degree in anthropology from Syracuse University and is retired from a long career in a variety of American history museums in both curatorial and management roles. These include the Rochester Museum and Science Center and Old Sturbridge Village. She has been involved with the Latvian Museum since its founding. She is active in a number of local and national Latvian-American organizations and preservation projects.

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