During the Soviet era, there were few buildings so feared and dreaded in Latvia as the “Corner House” – an otherwise nondescript building on the corner of BrÄ«vÄ«bas and Stabu streets (though of course BrÄ«vÄ«bas street – meaning Freedom Street
Planning a Summer Trip?
Summer is in full swing, and this starts to be the time when many Latvian emigrants and their descendants make a summer trip to the homeland. Will that be you? Latvia is a beautiful place to visit in the summer,
Fire at RÄ«ga Castle
Last night, just after 10pm local time, a fire broke out on the roof of the Castle of RÄ«ga, which spread to several floors over the next few hours, burning several thousand square metres of area (some estimates say 3200
Latvians Abroad Calendar Giveaway
I’ve run into a small problem here with the calendar giveaway…. five entries, but only four calendars. So I’ve decided to resolve this situation by asking a series of questions… let’s see how much people have been paying attention! What
Calling All Descendants of Wisconsin Latvians!
Was one of your ancestors an early Latvian migrant to the United States that settled in Wisconsin in the late 19th and early 20th century (roughly between 1885 and 1910)? More specifically the rural northern county of Lincoln? Were they
Win a Latvians Abroad Calendar!
Want to get your hands on a 2013 calendar from the “Latvians Abroad – Museum and Research Centre”? You can win one here! I am giving away four calendars from this great institution, one that I’ve been working with for
2013 LaPa Calendars for Sale!
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ll be familiar with the Latvians Abroad – Museum and Research Centre (Latvian name “LatvieÅ¡i pasaulÄ“ – muzejs un pÄ“tniecÄ«bas centrs”, from which the short form LaPa is formed). I worked at
This blog is three years old today! As I’ve said in previous blog anniversaries, when I first started this blog, I never imagined that I would get the response that I have. I’ve had people contact me from all over
Sorry for my long absence, this last semester of classes has just been extremely time-consuming. But everything has been submitted, and there is only one component left to my program prior to graduation in the spring – completing my internship!
Latvians Abroad Museum and Research Centre
I came across this initiative awhile ago, though I can’t remember where: “LatvieÅ¡i PasaulÄ“ – Muzejs un PÄ“tniecÄ«bas Centrs” (Latvians Abroad – Museum and Research Centre in English, LaPa-MPC for short). Their goal is to create a museum in Latvia