We invite you to join us at 2 o'clock at the Cleveland Hungarian Museum on Saturday, December 10th,
FOR OUR ANNUAL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, entitled "The World of Words", for children ages 4-9, and 10-13.
And in the spirit of Christmas,
Mikulás Bácsi will visit the Hungarian Museum to the delight of children young and old. We all know that he passes out treats.
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...
On Saturday evening, October 8th, the Museum welcomed its supporters at this year's Vintner Dinner that was held at the Museum and Cafe Sausalito in the Galleria, in Downtown Cleveland. Our guests had a chance to taste five Hungarian wines from some of Hungary's best boutique vineyards, listen to the wonderful music of Harmonia, and enjoy good food and fellowship at this, our 20th, Vintner Dinner.
This year's Vintner Dinner honorees were Réka Pigniczky and Andrea Lauer Rice, co-producers of the The Memory Project, a visual history archive, that includes interviews of American Hungarians who immigrated to the United States after WWII and after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Andrea Lauer Rice was able to personally attend the Dinner and explained to our guests that recording memories from these historical times through the eyes of those who lived them is the compelling reason for this Project. They will continue to collect the stories of people who are willing to share their thoughts and memories of the events of 1956, as well as recording the experiences of members of the DP (Displaced Persons) generation. If you wish to learn more about this worthwhile project, you can watch the video included in this post and enter into the world of historical events through the lives of those who were interviewed by Réka and Andrea. This link is a key to so much personal information that make historical data come alive so that one can put a face to the events described in the interviews. Continue reading to view the video and the photos from the Dinner!Read more...