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2018 Fall Lecture Series

Saturday, Dec. 8 : Celebrating Hungarian Christmas Traditions: Children's Christmas Program, at 2 o'clock at the Museum.

Consider giving the gift of culture to a youngster in your life!

Mikulás Bácsi (St. Nicholas) will visit the Hungarian Museum to the delight of children young and old.  This event will include seasonal arts and crafts as well as opportunities to learn more about Hungarian culture and history through folk tales and legends. The program will have age appropriate activities for children 3-9 years old and 10-13 years old, and will be in English. Call Andrea Meszaros at 440-247-5144 to reserve a spot for the youngster in your life because Mikulás Bácsi needs to know who will be present!  

The program will be held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, and we will have coffee and refreshments for the adults and treats for the young people!

The Museum will be open from 1-4 p.m, and our Gift Shop is filled with  wonderful "szaloncukor" (Christmas candy) in 6 flavors!

$5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage. Suggested donation is $5 per child.

A viszontlátásra! We hope to see the children!

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Our 2018 Vintner Dinner was a wonderful evening! Thanks for supporting our Museum!

The guests arrived, the first wine was served, the appetizers and the pogácsa were tasty! The evening proceeded as planned: fine wine, intimate atmosphere, lovely table settings, good food, and good company.  To add to the ambiance, the reception hour was made all the more memorable by piano music setting the festive atmosphere. The dinner experience was enhanced by the Magyar sounds played by members of Harmonia. Featured wines came from some of the finest wine-growing regions of Hungary: from Tokaj, a 2015 Patricius Furmint and a 2012 Füleky  Pallas Late Harvest; from the Mátra region, a Szőke Mátyás, 2016 Pino Gris (Szürkebarát) and from the same winery, a 2017 Irsai Oliver; from Sopron, a Pfneiszl 2014 Távoli Világ Cuvee. There was something to tempt everyone's palate! Our Honoree for this year's dinner was the Hungarian Cultural Club of Northeast Ohio, and their president, Mary Jane Molnár.

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What has been going on at the Museum?

The end of June saw volunteers from the Museum attending the Lake Erie Captains Hungarian Heritage Night at the Ballpark festivities. We have contributed to this great fusion of the American past-time with Magyar culture by manning a face painting table...as the children come by, we decorate their cheeks and arms with Hungarian folk motifs as well as words in "rovás írás", the ancient script of the Magyars. This gives us an opportunity to talk about our Museum and the work we do, and in turn, many people end up sharing with us their Hungarian heritage.

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