The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society’s mission is to preserve Hungarian culture and the history of Hungarians in Northeast Ohio, so that present and future generations can draw upon its collection for education, inspiration and enrichment. To carry out its mission, the Society sponsors educational and research activities, and operates a museum and library as a repository and exhibition center for Hungarian historical, literary and artistic items.
Come visit us!
The Museum is open to visitors on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11-3. If you would like to visit us on another day when we are not open, you can make an appointment by either calling the Museum telephone number, 216-523-3900 and leaving a message, or you can write a message to our email address, email@example.com, and we will reply and arrange for your visit. Please give us at least a 4 day notice! Winters can be harsh in Northeast, Ohio, and we want to make sure our Volunteers do not travel in difficult weather. In the event we are forced to remain closed due to the weather, please call the Museum's telephone number after 11 o'clock to verify whether someone answers the phone and will be there to welcome you.
Our next program at the Museum will be at the Museum on Saturday, February 11th at 2 o'clock. The title of the Program is "We wrote to President Eisenhower urging immediate action." - The American Governmental Reactions to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Refugee Crisis. Our presenter will be Zsolt Máté. Read more for further details.Read more...
Steve Emeric (István Imre) Szappanos was an integral part of our Museum! He passed away at age 93 on December 12, 2022. To understand how much we all will miss him, we have provided an extensive list of all his contributions to our Museum. To say that he cared for this cultural institution would be an understatement! He invested an incredible amount of time, talent and energy to help us get to the level of excellence that we enjoy today. Thank you so much "Pista Bá" for your years of service!!
It seems almost an impossibility to accomplish all the tasks that Steve undertook over 22 years on behalf of our Museum! He shared with me a list of all the projects he completed, and we are all in awe-what one man's energy can accomplish is truly amazing! We share his contributions to the Museum below:Read more...
We have launched our Online Collections Catalog
and we are excited to share them with the world!
~ WELCOME to our ONLINE COLLECTIONS DATABASE ~
You can see the many wonderful items that have been entrusted into our care ** no matter where you are **
Click here to visit the Museum’s exciting new resource! There’s a lot more to come, so check back often!!
In February, 2020, the Museum received a grant from the Ohio History Connection, which allowed us to purchase software that will enhance our ability to catalog our collection, and incorporate donor and support information into one database. As a recipient organization, we are please to announce that this project is made possible in part by the Ohio History Fund, a grant program of the Ohio History Connection. The Ohio History Fund is made possible by voluntary donations of state income tax refunds, sales of Ohio History “mastodon” license plates, and other donations.