Mission statement

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.

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society cordially invites you to attend our
27th Annual Vintner Dinner on FRIDAY, October 13, 2023.

Buy Your Tickets for the Vintner Dinner

Celebrating fine Hungarian wines, lively Hungarian music and great Hungarian hospitality, Honoring Frank Dobos.

Woodside Event Center at St. Michael’s
5025 East Mill Road, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147
Reception from 6:30 – 7:15 pm with dinner served at 7:30 pm
Dinner music by Harmonia – Cocktail attire requested

News about the Museum: hours we are open and future programming!

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, museum@clevelandhungarianmuseum.org, and we will reply and arrange for your visit.  Please give us at least a 4 day notice!

Friday, October 13th, is the date for the Museum's annual Vintner Dinner and Dance. With wonderful Hungarian wines to taste and a delicious dinner with music by Harmonia, you don't want to miss this enjoyable evening. We will feature five wines from various wineries in Hungary. These are wines that are unique and are not readily available. You can order tickets or make a donation online on this home page of our website. Your participation in this fundraiser is appreciated, as we could not live our mission without the financial support of our members and friends!

To our health! Egeszségünkre!



The Art of Evelyn Domján, a Visual Feast For Your Eyes!

On Saturday afternoon, September 9th, we gathered at the Museum for the opening of an amazing exhibit featuring the creative artwork of Evelyn Domján.

It was a wonderful event, featuring George Kozmon's in-person conversation with Michael Domján, Evelyn's son, who joined us via Zoom from Austin, Texas.

The story of Evelyn Domján and her husband Joseph came to us first hand as her son described his parents' relationship, their partnership in creating woodcuts, and finally, the unfolding of Evelyn's creative spirit as she surrounded herself with the magical images that came from her creative mind and heart. The audience had a chance to ask questions of George and Michael, which added a nice touch to this exhibit opening.

After the presentation, our guests were able to feast their eyes on what I would refer to as an artistic extravaganza for the eyes. From variations of the traditional Hungarian párta, to fanciful purses and door panels, one begins to understand that there was no end to Evelyn Domján’s creativity. As George Kozmon and Michael Domján concluded, Evelyn not only had an impact on her environment, she actually created her unique aesthetic environment.


For art lovers, a perfect afternoon- the Zalany Exhibit Opening

On June 10th, we gathered at the Museum to hear Steven Zalany speak  about the items from his extensive art collection that are  currently on exhibit at the Museum. Mr. Zalany began collecting art in the 1990s, and recently he has concentrated on collecting mid-century modern ceramic pieces as well as Art-Nouveau and Art-Deco pieces by Zsolnay, decorative pieces by Fischer, and modern and turn of the century sculpture and paintings by artists that span over a century and a half. He shared his extensive knowledge of the various artist colonies in Transylvania and throughout Hungary, focusing on some of the prominent founders of these groups, as well as many artists whose works encompass various styles of painting and sculpture. We learned when the various artists worked, where they studied art, and which artist colony they joined. On a personal note, he was asked about which pieces that were on exhibit were his favorites, and he spent time describing each piece that graces the exhibit wall of our Museum.

It was truly a memorable afternoon, as many of our guests had the opportunity to view some beautiful and unique pieces of Hungarian fine art.


We have launched our Online Collections Catalog
and we are excited to share them with the world!


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.

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society which sponsors the Museum and its Programs, is an Ohio state registered non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.