2018 Fall Lecture Series

On Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 o’clock, at the Museum, we are pleased to present our second program in this Fall series:

          “Ransoming a King: the Life of Erzsébet Szilágyi”

                     Presented by Ildikó (Falk) Peller, Associate Professor, Cuyahoga Community College, Retired

Erzsébet Szilágyi was the daughter of László Szilágyi and Catherine Bellyéni, members of two influential Hungarian families of the 15th century that were loyal to King Zsigmond of Hungary. She was the wife of János Hunyadi.  After her husband’s death in 1456, her older son, László Hunyadi, was executed. Erzsébet’s younger son, Mátyás, was taken to Prague by the young King.  Erzsébet negotiated Mátyás’s release, and he was subsequently crowned King of Hungary in 1458; Erzsébet continued to be an influential woman in the Kingdom.



Join us on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 o’clock, at the Museum, for our third program in this Fall series:

       ” The Songs We Hide”, presented by Connie Hampton Connally, Author

The author will speak about her research and the resulting book set in the early 1950s in Hungary, a turbulent repressive time in Hungarian history. After a lost war and a brutal transition to communism, the people lived under constant threat of blacklisting, property confiscation, arrest, imprisonment, and worse. In this milieu of dread, music offered hope and redemption.

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

Mikulás Bácsi visits the Hungarian Museum to the delight of children young and old.  He passes out treats. This event includes seasonal arts and crafts as well as opportunities to learn more about Hungarian culture and history. This 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!

Programs are in English.

All lectures and programs are held at the Hungarian Heritage Museum, in The Galleria, Downtown Cleveland, with coffee and refreshments following the presentation.

On these days, the Museum is open from 1-4 p.m.

$5 parking is available in the Galleria underground garage.

Suggested donation: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

A viszontlátásra! We hope to see you at our lecture series.

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