Welcome! Sveiki!

I hope this site provides useful information to you in learning more about Lithuania. Please do reach out to me if you’d like to talk about how to make connections between Lithuania and Vermont. Sekmes! Best Wishes!


Kerry Secrest

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania to Vermont


Upcoming/Past events

August 18-19, 2021 Ambassador Audra Plepyte, and Attache Ryte Kukulskyte visit Brattleboro and Burlington Vermont. See The Commons and the Brattleboro Reformer for more information. Video link of Cotton Mill visit.

Coverage of Ambassador’s visit to the “Lost Shul Mural”- Restoration of the 1910 Mural.

October 21, 2018 Join us to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Lithuanian Independence with Lithuanian Olympic Gold Medalist, Algimantas Shalna and his wife, Neringa. Details and RSVP here.

November 11, 2017  Ieva Jokubaviciute, pianist played as a part of the Musicians from Marlboro on its Chamber Music Series at Centre Congregational Church in Brattleboro. Information and tickets here.

July, 2017 Village Harmony, a singing organization based in Central Vermont, hosts a singing camp in Lithuania and gives concerts throughout the the country. See a clip from the morning news program “Labas Rytas” (Good Morning). Go to 17:20 to see them.

July 15, 2017 Lithuanian contemporary dance artists from “B&B Dialogue” perform their work after a two-week residency with the Vermont Performance Lab. Article here

April 7, 2017 Brattleboro Reformer interviews me for an article on the current political situation in Lithauania.

October 12, 2017 Camp Neringa hosts mushroom foraging weekend. See the wonderful article titled, “Mushroom Foraging in Vermont-Lithuanian Style. Here

May 3, 2016  Vermont Performance Lab Executive Director, Sara Coffey receives grant to attend the International Contemporary Dance Festival “New Baltic Dance” and to research collaboration opportunities.

October 23, 2015  Reception and cheese tasting at Grafton Village Cheese celebrating Lithuanian cheese Dziugas now regularly sold at the store. Article here

March 11, 2015   Twenty Five years of the Restoration of Independence from Soviet Occupation. Celebrate by spreading the word: Believe In Freedom

February 11, 2015  On the occasion of Lithuanian Independence Day on February 16th, Ms. Secrest was welcomed at the Vermont Statehouse and  introduced on the House Floor. She also spoke before the House Commerce and Agriculture Committees regarding collaborative opportunities between Lithuania and Vermont.

October 24, 2014   Art Reception and talk by graphic artist Joana Danute Plikionyte, Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center. Please register here!

June 6, 2014     Opening Reception of the Honorary Consulate of Lithuania to Vermont with special guests His Excellency Zygimantas Pavilionis, Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States Mr. Vaidotas Asmonas, Attache for Agriculture and Commerce. Press Release- Secrest appointed HC of Lithuania 5.14

Other Press Links:

Brattleboro Reformer

The Commons, Commons follow-up article

 SIT Graduate Institute, Lithuania Tribune