31 May - 6 June 2018
660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, USA
27 September - 5 October
310 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1W4, Canada
27 October - 27 November
Rose Kennedy Greenway, Kneeland St, Boston, Massachusetts, Ameerika Ühendriigid
June - July 2019
The purpose of this exhibition, “Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100” is to commemorate a century since the founding of the Republic of Estonia. It is also to introduce its history, culture, innovation, and, most of all, its people, to the wider world.
In 1998, the Kistler-Ritso Foundation was established in Seattle in the US, while an Estonian branch was set up the same year. The founder and leader of the foundation, Olga Kistler-Ritso, had fled Estonia during World War II, and wanted to gift her homeland with a museum that spoke of its complicated recent past.
Olga Kistler-Ritso fulfilled her great dream in the year 2003, when the museum focusing on the recent history of Estonia, opened at the foot of Toompea, Tallinn in the first building constructed specifically to serve as a museum in Estonia.
For nearly two decades, the Kistler-Ritso Foundation has supported many research projects and provided a large number of scholarships. Education, especially school-based activities, is one of the main missions.