Latvian Museum

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Latvian Museum
Latvian Museum is located in Maryland
Latvian Museum
Location within Maryland
Established 1978

400 Hurley Avenue

Rockville, Maryland
Coordinates 39°05′11″N 77°10′45″W / 39.086370°N 77.179127°W / 39.086370; -77.179127Coordinates: 39°05′11″N 77°10′45″W / 39.086370°N 77.179127°W / 39.086370; -77.179127
Type Ethnic museum

The Latvian Museum in Rockville, Maryland has as its mission the preservation and communication of Latvian history and culture and the history of Latvians in the United States. The Museum is housed in facilities that include the national headquarters of the American Latvian Association as well as the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran church and Latvian Saturday school which serve the Latvian American community in the greater Washington D.C. area.


The Latvian Museum was founded in 1978 under the auspices of the Latvian Institute of the American Latvian Association, with its initial exhibitions funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


The collection is especially noted for its traditional hand woven textiles.

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