2016 Fall-Winter Programs at the Museum

We invite you to join us at these events at the Cleveland Hungarian Museum!

Oct. 8th            VINTNER DINNER - reception at the Museum, dinner at Sweetwater’s Café Sausalito. Starting at 6 pm, this is the annual fundraising dinner held to support the operation of the Cleveland Hungarian Museum. For registration and information contact Steve Szappanos at szappanos.se@sbcglobal.net

Oct. 22th          OPENING OF EXHIBIT TITLED: “Spirit of Freedom 1956 – Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution”.  The extensive exhibit pays tribute to the courageous freedom fighters and examines the events and the aftermath and the legacy of the uprising that shook the Soviet Empire at its core through: Chronology of the Revolution; Faces of the Revolution; Documentary Films; Support Around the World; and Commemoration in Art.

            Special guest speaker, Edith K. Lauer, Chair Emerita of the Hungarian American Coalition, and witness to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution will share her memories along with others collected through the Memory Project: Hungarian American Visual History Archive by Andrea Lauer and Reka Pigniczkey.


Beautiful exhibit on Hungary currently at Museum!

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Come and visit Hungary!  Rich in culture and history, music and art, world-famous for its cuisine, unparalleled in its hospitality, Hungary and its many offerings will be highlighted in an exhibit including multi-visual presentations from films to photos to interactive media.

Budapest, Hungary’s capital on the Danube, is famous for the grandeur and style of its architecture from the State Opera House, Heroes’ Square, Vajdahunyad Castle and the magnificent Parliament building those on the Buda side of the city, Castle Hill, the unique Fisherman’s Bastion and the magnificent and intricate beauty of Matthias Church.

From its vast plains to the Lake Balaton region, from the beautiful mountain regions to the charming picturesque villages, from ecologically protected environments to unique caves and thermal baths, from carefree leisurely activities to exhilarating challenges, come discover why this small country is a European vacationer's favorite destination.

For a taste of Hungary without ever leaving Cleveland, come in and experience this remarkable country!

The exhibit Vistas of Hungary will be at the Museum from July to October.

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You are cordially invited to attend our 2016 Vintner Dinner on Saturday, October 8th!

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The Vintner Dinner has served as the Museum's primary fundraiser over the years, and continues to be a wonderful event celebrating the Museum and its work in the community.

This year's Vintner Dinner will once again feature delicious Hungarian wines from special boutique wineries.

We will begin the festivities in the Museum itself and then proceed to dinner at  Sweetwater's Café Sausalito.

In addition to an excellent dinner, we will also have a variety of wonderful Hungarian desserts for our guests to choose from.

Our Honorees this year are Réka Pigniczky and Andrea Lauer Rice, co-founders of the 1956 Memory Project.

Music for your listening enjoyment will be provided by members of Harmonia. For information regarding tickets, please call Steve Szappanos at 440-205-2501.