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News about the Museum: grants and days we are open

We wish to acknowledge our appreciation for the 2021 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!

We also gratefully acknowledge a grant received from the Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel to help fund the preservation of news videos featuring Hungarian community life in the Cleveland area.

The Museum is open to visitors on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 11-3.  If you would like to visit us on another day, 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!

 

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Children's program was a delight for all ages!

On December 11th we welcomed 30 children, along with grandparents and parents, to our Museum for an afternoon of  Hungarian culture! Hungarian folk dancing, under the instruction of folk dance instructor László Tihanyi, was the highlight, along with a visit from Mikulás Bácsi.

But the 'Old Fashioned" flavors of traditional honey cookies (mézeskalács) decorated by our young people added to the total experience enjoyed by our young guests, along with seasonal crafts and vocabulary games to enhance their knowledge of Hungarian words for various aspects of dancing and music. This afternoon was made possible by all the volunteers who support our Museum in our efforts to share the richness of Hungarian culture with our visitors. One of the nicest parts of the afternoon came at the end, when all of us, young and older, gathered for refreshments and visiting. The variety of delicious Hungarian flavors, both sweet and savory, was truly amazing!!! This was a beautiful way to celebrate the season and wish each other "Boldog Ünnepek"! ( To see more photos, click on "read more" below.)

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Thanks to all of you who supported our Vintner Dinner, virtually or in person!

What a wonderful evening we had as supporters of the Cleveland Hungarian Museum gathered together for our 25th Silver Anniversary Vintner Dinner!  Some of our friends who were unable to attend in person, joined us virtually for part of the evening, and some friends of the Museum made donations to support our event and received wonderful gift packs of Hungarian wines.  We were honored to have as special guests from Hungary Dr. Márta Mátrai, Deputy of the Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly, Dr. Zsolt Páva, from the Hungarian Consulate in Chicago, and Ms. Beatrix Kese, Deputy Director of Foreign Relations of the Hungarian National Assemby.

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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.