The Estonian Cultural Society of Chicago (ECSC) was established in 2018 with an aim to promote and preserve the Estonian language and culture in our community through events and information. Our biggest effort was to set up an “EV100: Masters Of Our Own Homes” exhibition in downtown Chicago on summer 2019. We also celebrate Estonian holidays such as Summer Solstice, traditional Christmas and so on.

Our founding members are all volunteers. Therefore, a lot of organizational and event expenses are covered out of our own pocket. Hereby, we invite you to become a member of ECSC to help us cover the cost of running an organization and in return, offer discounts on selected events. Members also get invited to all of our member meetings and members only Facebook group.

Membership fees are $35 per family per year and $25 per individual per year.

You can become a member by sending a membership application (.pdf) to ECSC email

Your Donation Is Greatly Appreciated

Your generous, tax-deductible contribution will assist ECSC with furthering its mission to:

  • promote educational and social interest of American Estonians living in Illinois
  • preserve American Estonian culture and language
  • introduce Estonian culture to other nations living in Illinois