Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100 traveling exhibit in partnership with the Estonian Museum of Occupations is the largest of its kind and will visit four cities in North America. The exhibition will first open on the West Coast, at Stanford University, where it will be displayed as part of a major Baltic studies conference taking place from 1-3 June. From Stanford, the exhibition will travel to Toronto, Canada, Washington, DC, and Boston. In Boston the outdoor structure will be on view at the Rose Kennedy Greenway near Rowes Wharf.
The exhibition with light installation is 39 feet long and 12 feet high and weighs four tons. Each of its 244 exhibition panels shows a part of the Estonian story. The exhibition was created by the Museum of Occupations as a gift for the centenary of the Republic of Estonia, in cooperation with schoolchildren, entrepreneurs, artists and museums in Estonia and abroad.
"We have always harnessed a great inner power, even in the darkest and most difficult times," President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid has said of this serendipitous moment in her country's history. "To become masters of our own homes, our own country." The purpose of this traveling exhibit, Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100 is to commemorate a century since the founding of the Republic of Estonia and to introduce its history, culture, innovation, and, most of all, its people, to the wider world.