Visit the Museum by Appointment and other news.

We invite you to visit the Museum be making an appointment. You can call the Museum's telephone number, 216-523-3900 and leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. Or you can write a message to our email address, museum@clevelandhungarianmuseum.org, and we will reply and arrange for your visit. Another way to plan a visit is to call Andrea Meszaros, at 440-247-5144, and leave a message, and we will make your visit happen!

We observe all the COVID protocols, and insuring your safety as well as the safety of the volunteers who will be present during your visit is a priority.

Finally, we wish to acknowledge our appreciation for the 2020 grant our Museum received from the Bethlen Gábor Alap, and its continued support of our efforts to preserve the history and culture of Hungarians living in Northeast Ohio!

Read more about our 2020 Annual Meeting and election of new officers,


The Hungarian Ambassador will be our speaker on March 13th!

We are honored to present as our speaker for our next program,

His Excellency Ambassador Szabolcs Takács, Hungary's New Ambassador to the United States,

at 2 o'clock, Saturday, March 13th.

The title of his presentation is, An Overview of Hungarian American Relations

This year, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Hungary.  Throughout the turbulent history of the 20th century, Hungarians have felt a deep admiration for the American commitment to freedom and democracy.  Since the 1956 Hungarian Revolution against Soviet domination, Americans also recognized how deeply Hungarians valued freedom and independence.
Since the fall of Communism in 1989, the two countries’ relationship has grown to include military partnership through NATO, major business investments by U.S. companies in Hungary, as well as extensive cultural and educational exchanges.  Ambassador Takács will reflect upon and consider the 100-year relationship between US and Hungary and discussing its strengths and opportunities for further growth and development.

The presentation will be in English.

Join us by way of Zoom for this informative session.
Please RSVP using the link below.

We look forward to "seeing you" ! A viszontlátásra!


Hungarian Winter Traditions

Did you know that on December 6th, Hungarian children are visited by St. Nicholas, "Mikulás Bácsi", who leaves treats for children in their shoes or boots? One had to be obedient and helpful throughout the year.

December 13th is St. Lucy's day. In Hungarian folk life, this day, called "Luca Napja", has many unique customs associated with the day. The customs are varied, and include making a chair which is designed to ward off the witches that cause chaos in life. The chair is built over 13 days starting on the 13th, and each day a specific part of the chair is completed. The "Lucaszék" is just one of many village customs that mark St. Lucy's Day in Hungary.