On Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 2 pm, the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society will host a lecture titled:
The Royal Hungarian 2nd Army at the River Don (1942-1943)
The presentation will be made by Csaba B. Stenge, PhD, historian and visiting representative to Cleveland of the Hungarian “Mikes Kelemen Program”.
The history of the Hungarian 2nd Army's year-long campaign in 1942-1943 is still very intriguing for the broader audience. The causes of this vivid interest are threefold: because so many people were involved in the campaign (well over 200,000 men), because it was so far away from Hungary (close to 2,000 km away) and because of the defeat and staggering losses in January, 1943 (in January, the Hungarian 2nd Army lost nearly 100,000 men). In his lecture, Csaba B. Stenge PhD gives a broad view of this tragic chapter of the Hungarian military history.
October 22, Saturday afternoon, saw our Museum members and volunteers welcome a full house of visitors who came to celebrate the opening of our "Spirit of Freedom" exhibit. This special exhibit features the images and story of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, and the Hungarian-American community of Cleveland joined Hungarians around the world to commemorate the 60th anniversary of this momentous event. Edith Lauer, Board member and president Emerita of the Hungarian American Coalition, and a "56er" herself, gave the keynote presentation, followed by personal recollections of "56ers" in the audience. The program also included portions from the Memory Project, a visual history archive produced by Réka Pigniczky and Andrea Lauer Rice.As with all our programs and exhibit opening, our visitors were able to chat with our presenters, view the exhibit, and taste Hungarian savory and sweet snakes as well as some wine. If you have not had a chance to visit the Museum to see this special exhibit, consider making it a stop on your next visit to Downtown Cleveland!Read more...
Mikulás Bácsi visited the Hungarian Museum to the delight of children young and old. But before he arrived, our young visitors had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful puppet show, and to work at many many hands-on activities that helped them learn about our Hungarian culture.