Chronology

Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society (CHHS)

Clevelandi Magyar Történelmi Társulat


CHRONOLOGY

of the  Museum Events

 

1985

6-18-85            Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society / Clevelandi Magyar Történelmi Társulat is founded.

  • Ohio Articles of Incorporation filed
  • Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society / Clevelandi Magyar Történelmi Társulat formed

9-13-85            Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society established as a not for profit corporation under Ohio law

9/30/85           IRS filing by Éva Szabó asking for permission to function as a business entity

10-7-85            1st Meeting – Board of Directors:

President: Rev. John J. Nyeste, Ed.D.                         Treasurer: Andrew Lazar

Scretary: Magdalene Meszaros                                   Exec Dir of Museum: Otto Friedrich

Legal Advisor                          Andrea Meszaros

Members of the Board of Dir  Frank Dobos, Ferenc Somogyi, Rev. Frank Endrei, Rev. Frank Juhasz Shepherd, Kathy Kapossy, Joseph Krall, Eva Szabo

 

1986

2-18-86            Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society recognized as federally tax exempt organization

  • OPENING OF MUSEUM / 1st EXHIBIT – “Inaugural Exhibition”- St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church

11-86               1st  Edition of “REVIEW – The Second One Hundred Years” with initial help of 2 grants from Ohio Arts Council

 

1987

  • President, Rev. John J. Nyeste, hospitalized

2-11-87            Otto Friedrich, Executive Vice President & Director of Museum, elected as Acting President

President: Rev. John J. Nyeste, ED.D.                        Treasurer: Andrew Lazar

Scretary: Magdalene Meszaros                                   Exec Dir of Museum: Otto Friedrich

Legal Advisor                          Andrea Meszaros

Tax Advisor                             Eva Szabo

Members of the Board of Dir  Frank Dobos, Ferenc Somogyi, Rev. Frank Endrei, Rev. Frank Juhasz Shepherd, Kathy Kapossy,  Joseph Krall, James Pavlish

5-20-87           President, Rev. John J. Nyeste, Ed. D., passed away

8-87                 Grant received from Ohio Arts Council for “REVIEW” publication

1987 ?             Donor Clubs established

9-26-87            2nd EXHIBIT (Fundraiser) at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church  – inter museum loan arranged with Allen Memorial Art Museum of Oberlin, Ohio – “Cape of King Mátyás” (dating 1488) displayed

11-5-87                        ANNUAL MEETING

President: Ferenc Somogyi LL.D. Ph.D.         Treasurer: Andrew Lazar

Scretary: Magdalene Meszaros                                   Exec Dir of Museum: Otto Friedrich

Legal Advisor                          Andrea Meszaros

Tax Advisor                             Eva Szabo

Grants Director                                    Anne Friedrich

Publications Director               Sarolta Somogyi

Members of the Board of Dir  Geza Balint, Frank Dobos, Rev. Aron Elek, Kathy Kapossy, Laszlo Kemes, John Palasics, James Pavlish

11-87 to           Ethnic Studies Program Lectures at Cleveland State University –Professor

1-88                 Somogyi “Cardinal Mindszenty and His Visit in Cleveland”; James Pavlish “Rediscovering Hungarian Heritage” and Frank Dobos “Education of Hungarian Immigrants (1900-1950)”

 

1988

  • First Diamond Circle Club Donation – in Memoriam Eva Balassa

2-21-88            COMMEMORATION EXHIBIT  honoring Rev. Charles Boehm, founder of St. Elizabeth

3-15-88 (?)      EXHIBIT – “1848” at St. Emeric

  • Ohio Arts Council renews grant

9-98                 Investment Committee of financial experts established – Elmer Meszaros, George Tamas and Andrew Strada

10-26-88          ANNUAL MEETING

President: Ferenc Somogyi LL.D. Ph.D.         Treasurer: Andrew Lazar

Scretary: Magdalene Meszaros                                   Exec Dir of Museum: Otto Friedrich

Board Members                     Rev. Mr. Geza Balint, Frank Dobos, Rev. Aron Elek, Kathy Kapossy, Laszlo Kemes, John Palasics, James Pavlish

Legal Advisor                          Andrea Meszaros

Tax Advisor                             Eva Szabo

Grants Director                                    Anne Friedrich

Publications Director               Sarolta Somogyi

Investment Committee

Chairman                                 Elmer Meszaros

 

11-25,26-88     3rd  EXHIBIT regarding museum at Saint Elisabeth at Bond Court Hotel – Hungarian Association World Congress

 

1989

4-2-89              Permanent visiting hours established .

11-1989           Loss of Ohio Arts Grant

11-8-89                       ANNUAL MEETING

President: Ferenc Somogyi LL.D. Ph.D.         Vice Pres: Magdalene Meszaros

Treasurer: Andrew Lazar                               Scretary: James Pavlish

Exec Dir of Museum              Otto Friedrich

Director:                                 Rev. Mr. Geza Balint

  • Excursion to Oberlin for the photographic works from Hungary exhibit, at the Allen Memorial Art Museum and to St. Ladislaus Hungarian Roman Catholic Church

 

1990

2-26-90            Ethnic Studies Program  Series begins (?) at Cleveland State University – “Human Rights Activism for Hungarians of Transylvania” – presenters Dr. Andrew Ludanyi (Ohio Northern University),  Edith Lauer (Hungarian Development Panel) and Suzanne Vizsolyi.

11-14-90          ANNUAL MEETING

President: Ferenc Somogyi LL.D. Ph.D.         Vice Pres: Andrew Lazar

Treasurer: James Pavlish                               Scretary: Magdalene Meszaros

Exec Dir of Museum              Otto Friedrich

Directors:                               Rev. Andras Antal, John Palasics, Frank Dobos

 

1991

  • (?) Ethnic Studies Program at Cleveland State University – “The Chemical Industry of Hungary” – presenters Dr. Jeanette Grasselli-Brown (Retired Director of Corporate Research and Analytical Research of BP America), Maria Friedrich (Senior Chemist with BP America) and Jay Moldovanyi (patent attorney)
  • Joint lecture @ John Carroll University by Drs. Pereszenyi-Pinter and Katherine Gatto of John Carroll and Dr. Magdalene Meszaros of Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society – “As Hungary Goes, So Goes Eastern Europe”
  • Museum closes and moves out of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church into storage

 

1992

3-2-92 to          4th  EXHIBIT at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

4-30-92            “Hungarian Folk Art – Celebration of Hungary”

10-14-92          ANNUAL MEETING

President: Ferenc Somogyi LL.D. Ph.D.         Vice Pres: Andrew Lazar

Treasurer: James Pavlish                               Scretary: Magdalene Meszaros

Exec Dir of Museum              Otto Friedrich

Directors (3 years):                Fr. Alex Demetzky, Kathy Kapossy

Directors (2 years):                Laszlo Kemes, Rev. Mr. Geza Balint

 

 1993

4-24/93 to 5/23/93       5th  EXHIBIT at Beck Center – “Magyar Art in the Era of the Dual Monarchy”

  • Benefit Fashion Show at Beck Center – “A Trunk (?) Showing of Hungarian Court Attire”

10-20-93          ANNUAL MEETING

President: Ferenc Somogyi LL.D. Ph.D.         Vice Pres: Elmer Meszaros

Treasurer: Andrew Lazar                               Scretary: James Pavlish

Exec Dir of Museum              Otto Friedrich

Directors (3 years):                 John Palasics, Frank Dobos

Board Members                     Fr. Alex Demetzky, Kathy Kapossy, Laszlo Kemes, Rev. Mr. Geza Balint

  • †Rev. Mr. Geza Balint passed away

 

1994

1-4-94              Hungarian Film Festival with the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures of John Carroll University.

4-7-94              Needlework presentation to the Professional Needle Guild, Inc. at Westlake Porter Library by Maria Friedrich

7-13-94 to 8/28/94       Cleveland Museum of Art exhibit in cooperation with Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society to publicize “19th Century German, Austrian and Hungarian Drawings from Budapest”

?????               Ferenc Somogyi LL.D. Ph.D. awarded Honorary President for Life of Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society.

10-19-94          ANNUAL MEETING

President: Elmer Meszaros                  Vice Pres: Zsolt Dömötörffy

Treasurer: Andrew Lazar                   Scretary: John Palasics

Exec Dir of Museum              Otto Friedrich

Directors (3 years):                 Laszlo Zala, Eva Szabo,.Clara Thurner named to serve the remaining term of John Palasics

 

1995

9-1995             †Ferenc Somogyi passed away

10-11-95          ANNUAL MEETING

President: Elmer Meszaros                  Vice Pres: Zsolt Dömötörffy

Treasurer: Andrew Lazar                   Scretary: John Palasics

Exec Dir of Museum              Otto Friedrich

Directors (3 years):                Rev. Alex Demetzky, Kathy Kapossy

Board Members                     Laszlo Zala, Clara Thurner, Eva Szabo, Frank Dobos

10-15-95          Commemoration for Ferenc Somogyi.

  • Oral History Project – Anna Petrancky – begins by Andrea Meszaros at ?????????

 ?????               Grant (partial funding?) received from Traditional & Ethnic Arts Division of Ohio Arts Council for the production of the professional video on Hungarian embroidery  – “Flowers in the Snow”.

  • 6th EXHIBIT at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum – Western Reserve Historical Society – “Family Days – Family Traditions”

 

1996

5-2-96              Lease signed with Richmond Mall for the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society to open the Hungarian Heritage Museum

?????               Kalocsai Folklore Group of Lorain (1st Hungarian Museum in America) to be on display at the Museum

?????               Embroidery video “Flowers in the Snow” completed

9-7-96              GRAND OPENING of the Hungarian Heritage Museum in Richmond Mall.

10-16-96          Slide and video presentation by Dr. Gabor Tarjan, Folk Art Historian and Researcher with the School of Applied Arts in Budapest – “Hungarian Folk Art” .

10-23-96 to  11-9-96    7th EXHIBIT  “Fortieth Anniversary of Hungarian Freedom Fight of 1956” at Museum

11-19-96          First Executive Committee and Board of Dir meeting.

11-23-96          8th EXHIBIT “Hungarian History in Coins and Stamps”.

12-10-96          Executive Committee and Board of Dir  meeting.

 

1997

1-8-97              Executive Committee meeting.

1-25-97            Volunteer appreciation meeting at the Museum.

2-1-97 to  3-8-97          9th EXHIBIT – “Hungarian Embroidery and Fancy Needlework” at  Museum

2-12-97            Executive Committee meeting.

3-10-97            Hungarian Heritage Museum officially enters cyberspace with its home page (website) electronically published on World Wide Web, otherwise known as Internet. Webmaster Dr. Martha Pereszlényi-Pintér, server space courtesy of John Carroll University, address: www.jcu.edu/language/hunghemu .

3-29-97 to  5-3-97      10th EXHIBIT – “Hungarian Pottery and Porcelain” at Museum

4-9-97              Executive Committee meeting.

4-14-97            Honorary Board Directors installed:

Hon. George V. Voinovich                  Professor Zsolt Domotoffy

Most Rev. Anthony M. Pilla                Dr. Istvan Eszterhas

Dr. Karl Bonutti                                   vitez Viktor Falk

Dr. J. Grasselli Brown                          Joseph Gyorky

Ralph J. Perk                                       Rev. Michael Huszti

August Pust                                          Rev. Szabolcs Kalman

Balazs Bedy                                         John Puskas

Rev. Bela Bernhardt                            Rev. Kalman Meszaros

vitez Zoltan Bocsay                             Istvan Molnar

George Buza                                        Dr. Gabor Papp

Arpad Dobolyi                                     Rev. Sandor Siklodi

Frank Dobos                                        Elizabeth Szabo

4-26-97            Presentation of Roger Conant’s Video Series #2 – “Golden Age of Hungary – 1301-1437”

5-3-97              Presentaion of Roger Conant’s Video Series #3 – “Hungary in Greatness and Decline -1437-1526”

5-14-97            Executive Committee and Board meeting.

5-18-97            Magyar Club dinner at the museum in honor of installation of Officers. Sunday 2pm.

5-21-97                        Hungarian Poetry recital by Artists Péterfy Lajos and Gáll Annamária from Hungary

5-30-97 to 7-26-97       11th EXHIBIT – “Hungarian Arts of the Western Reserve” Contemporary Hungarian Americans – An Exhibition of Fine Art – László Dús, Zsolt Gregora, Steven Kemenyffy, Susan Kemenyffy, John Puskas, Phyllis Seltzer, Gabriella Verbovszky, Anna Marie Place, George Kozmon, Sister Edith Nemeth at Museum

8-2-97 to 9/1/97         12th EXHIBIT – “Photographs – Images of Hungary – by Robin Hlobeczy” at Museum

8-13-97            Executive Committee meeting

9-6-97 to 10/18/97         13th EXHIBIT – “Dog Breeds of Hungary in History and Art” at Museum

-10-97            Board of Directors meeting.

9-20-97            Live Exhibit of Dog Breeds of Hungary – Kuvasz, Komondor, Puli and Vizsla at Museum

10-8-97            Board of Directors meeting.

11-2-97            FIRST  Benefit Vintner Dinner “Taste of Hungary” at the Museum – Guest of Honor His Excellency George Bánlaki, Hungarian Ambassador to United States

11-5-97 to 1-31-98       14th EXHIBIT – “A Hungarian Sampler: Fine Art, Folk Art & History” at Museum

11-12-97          Board of Directors  meeting.

11-19-97          Annual Meeting: elected

President: Maria Friedrich                   Vice Pres: Steve Szappanos

Treasurer: Andrew Lazar                   Scretary: Magdalene Meszaros

Exec Dir of Museum  Otto Friedrich

Directors (3 years): Elmer Meszaros, Kathy Gulden, Ted Horvath, John Korossy, Eva Szabo, Laszlo Zala, Clara Thurner, Martha Pereszlenyi Pinter (2yr)

12-6-97             Christmas Mart at the Museum

12-10-97          Executive Committee Meeting at Museum

 

1998

1-10-98            Volunteers Appreciation social

1-14-98            Executive Committee meeting at Museum

2-11-98            Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meeting

3-11-98            Executive Committee Meeting

3-14-98 to  4-18-98      15th EXHIBIT – “The 150th Anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution” – (Exhibition from Szeged) – Dr. Istvan Toth installs exhibit & lectures

3-16-98            Maria Friedrich appears on Channel 3 News “Today”

5-2-98 to 5-23-98         16th EXHIBIT – “Herend – The Art of Hungarian Porcelain” at Museum

5-6-98              Board of Directors meeting. Museum loses its lease at Richmond Mall

5-23-98            Last day Museum is open at Richmond Mall. Have to vacate premises by 6/15. Museum closes its doors at Richmond Mall and moves into storage

????                 EXHIBIT – at the old May Company downtown – window display

6-98                 17th EXHIBIT – Hungarian Arts and Theater at the Cleveland Playhouse

6-19-98 to 6-23-99      18th EXHIBIT – “Hungarian Images” at Lake County Historical Society

7-15-98            Executive Committee meeting at the home of Otto Friedrich.

8/8/98 to  11/21/98        EXHIBIT – Works of Artists Kubinyi, Domjan, Dudinszky and Others CANCELLED

8-12-98            Executive Committee meeting at Walker’s Room, Richmond Town Square.

9-9-98              Board of Directors meeting at the University Club.

9-13-98            Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the existence of the Hungarian Gardens at the Cultural Gardens of Cleveland. CHHS is participating.

10-3-98 to 1-99        19th EXHIBIT – “Hungarian embroidery” – at Notre Dame College.

10-8-98            Executive Committee meeting at the home of Elmer and Andrea Meszaros. Present: Maria and Otto Friedrich, Elmer Meszaros, Éva Szabó, Magdalene Meszaros.

10-14-98          Artists from Szeged (László Anna, Fritz Mihály, Török Gizella) give presentation of their work at the Hungarian Scout Center.

11-8-98            SECOND Benefit Vintner Dinner at the University Club. Ambassador Géza Jeszenszky guest of honor

11/18/98          Annual Meeting held at Oak Room of University Club

President: Maria Friedrich                   Vice Pres: Steve Szappanos

Treasurer: Andrew Lazar                   Scretary: Magdalene Meszaros

Board of Directors (3 yrs.): Rev. Alex Demetzky, Otto Friedrich (?), George KozmZoltan Mestrits, Kori Smith, Andrew Temesvary, Ildiko Korossy, Kathy Kapossy-Palasics, Magda Temesvary, (2yr)Valeria Ratoni-Nagy (2yr), Sandor Ferenczy (1yr)

Board of Directors number increased

Audit Committee formed with Dennis Mozser and Julius Skerlan as members

12-9-98            Executive Board Meeting at Notre Dame College campus.

 

1999

1/13/99             Executive  Committee meeting held at Fritzsche Library of Notre Dame College

Panni Nadas has been asked to undertake grant writing for Museum

2-10-99            Board of Directors meeting held in the Community Room of Lyndhurst City Hall

3/3/99              Special Board of Directors meeting to acquaint board members with new home for Museum at Euclid Square Mall

3/10/99            Executive Board meeting held (at Fritzsche Library?) at Notre Dame College

Gift Shop committee formed

3-13-99 to 4/18/99        20th  EXHIBIT – “Moments in Hungarian History” at Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center – John Carroll University

4-99                 Exhibit books and artifacts at the American Hungarian Educators’ Association meeting

4-7-99              Executive committee meeting held at Fritzsche Library at Notre Dame College

4-17-99            Tea for Volunteers at Lake County Historical Museum – CANCELLED

4-20-99           Maria Friedrich gives presentation on museum to the Orange County Hungarian Club

5/5/99              Board of Directors meeting at Museum at Euclid Square Mall.

5-15-99            Grand Opening reception for new home of Museum at Euclid Square Mall

5-26-99            Volunteer Orientation Meeting

6/9/99              Executive committee meeting held at Museum

  • storage facility at Shoregate Mall reorganization

7/14/99            Executive committee meeting held at Museum

8/11/99            Executive committee meeting held at Museum

8/13/99            Lecture by Szabó Tibor, határon túli magyarok hivatala elnöke, entitled “Hid az Állom és a Nemzet Között – a Határon Túli Magyarok Hivatala Feladatai sponsored by Magyar Baráti Közöség, Hungarian American Coalition and  the Hungarian Heritage Museum at the Museum

9-99                 Board of Directors meeting – CANCELLED

9-5-99              Museum has a table at the Cserkésznap manned by Zoltan Mestrits

9/26/99           Champagne Brunch for the benefit of the Hungarian Heritage Museum sponsored by the Magyar Club of Cleveland at Museum

10-7/21?-99     Ursuline College – History of Fashion Class visits – Ms. Fran Babick teacher, Magda Temesvary guide

10-99 to 2-00   21st EXHIBIT – “Hungarian American Contributions to Cleveland” at the Museum

10-13-99         Board of Directors meeting at Museum,

11-99               Board of Directors meeting

11-7-99            THIRD Benefit Vintner Dinner – “Taste of Hungary” at the Museum – Guests of Honor Mr. Kundtz (not able to attend) and Mr. Sándor Ferenczy – entertainment Scout Folk Ensemble and Adam Desorgo – theme Cleveland Hungarians

11-17-99          Annual meeting held at Museum.

President: Mária Friedrich                   Vice Pres: Steve Szappanos

Treasurer: Andrew Lazar                   Scretary: Magdalene Meszaros

Board of Directors reelected: Sándor Ferenczy, Melinda Gaydan, Michael Horvath, Richard Orley, John Palasics, Martha Pereszlényi, Lél Somogyi.

12-4-99 to  12/5/99     Christmas Mart at Museum

12/12/99          Christmas Party for volunteers

12-15-99          Executive Committee meeting at the Museum.

 

2000

1-12-00             Executive committee meeting held at Museum

Acquisition of 2 replicas of 4 statues erected in Budapest after Trianon Treaty to commemorate Hungary’s lost territories

Hungarian American Coalition of which we are now members, asked for a museum representative to its Board – Ted Horvath was suggested as such a rep

1-15-00            Clean up day at Forest City storage – Otto Friedrich, Maria Friedrich, Steve Szappanos, Magdalene Meszaros and Jack Korossy (?)

1-22-00            Delegation of Hungarian Mayors visit and lecture about the festivities planned for the millennium in their respective cities – Esztergom, Székesfehérvár, Veszprém és Visegrád at Museum

1-23-00            Sunday school of First Hungarian Reformed Church visits – guides are Maria Friedrich, Otto Friedrich, Kathy Gulden and Steve Szappanos

 2-9-00              Board of Directors meeting at Museum

2-17-00            30 members of the West Side Retirees Club tours the Museum.

3-4-00 to 7-00      22nd  EXHIBITHungarian Artists of the Immigration – J. Csébi-Gaál, J. Domján, S. Déry, R. Dudinszky, G. Gyimesy-Kásás, Cs. Kúr, A. Krasznai,  L. Reső, L. Papp, E. Radnay Bauer, J. Kubinyi, Gy. Edvi.

3-8-00              Executive Committee meeting.

3-11-00            Reception for and talk by Pokorni Zoltán, Magyar Oktatásügyi Miniszter (Minister of Education ) “Hungary in 2000: Ten years after the restoration of Democracy”. Mr. Pokorny presents Order of Merit Award of the Republic of Hungary to Mr. William Köteles.

4-14-00            Executive Committee meeting.

4-18-00            Mentor school children visit Museum – Tricia Ujvági

5-6-00              Youth Service International fundraiser presented by Dr. Roger Landrun,  at the Museum, cosponsored by Hungarian American Coalition and the Hungarian Consulate of Cleveland. Guest of Honor: Ambassador Géza Jeszenszky

5-10-00            Executive Committee meeting.

5-19-00            Lecture by Dr. Both Előd, director of Hungarian Space Office, entitled “Hungarian Achievements in Space Research” at Museum

6-2000             †Richard Orley passed away

6-14-00             Executive Committee meeting.

7-00                 Exhibit. One man show of paintings and woodcuts from the late contemporary artist, Dr. Emory (Imre) Ladányi at Museum

7-12-00            Executive Committee meeting.

7/22/00            Exhibit – drawings and photographs of the Children’s Bicycle Group from Regnum Catholic School in Budapest at Museum, guest of honor Senator George Voinovich. At the conclusion of their bicycle tour around Lake Erie in commemoration of the Millennium.

8-9-00              Executive committee meeting at Museum

8-13-00            Pres. Maria Friedrich gives talk on the history and mission of the CHHS at the ITT-OTT conference at Lake Hope, OH.

8-20-00 to 1-01           23rd  EXHIBIT – Celebrating the Hungarian Millennium with a special exhibit “Saint Stephen and the Holy Crown”  Dr. Imre László, Debreceni Egyetem Rektor helyettese Herendröl  – entertainment Rev. Szabolcs Kalman dramatic readings from Istefan, Mindszenty Choir – Susan Kalman director. Main points of exhibit – a Herend porcelain statue of St. Stephen – a gift from the Herend Manufactory, and a Herend porcelain replica of the Holy Crown of St. Stephen – a loan for exhibit from Herend Manufactory. (Subsequently purchased by Dezső Ladányi and lent to the Museum for permanent exhibit)

9-13-00             Board of Directors meeting held at Museum.

9/27/00            Evening of Hungarian Poetry featuring Lajos Péterfy and Annamária Gáll  (both from Nagyvárad, Transylvania) at Museum

10-11-00          Executive Committee meeting.

 11/5/00            FOURTH Benefit Vintner Dinner – “Taste of Hungary” at the Museum  guests of honor – His Excellency Géza Jeszenszky, Hungarian Ambassador to United States; honorees – the West Side Hungarian School (Dr. Gábor Papp, Founder and Mr. Ödön Szentkirályi, Present Director) at Museum – theme Young People are our Future

11-15-00          Executive Committee meeting.

12-14-00          Executive Committee meeting.

12-16-00          Dobos László, Szlovákiai Magyar Iró és Politikus előadás a múzeumban “Határtalan Haza / Egységes Nemzet”

 

2001

1-13-01            Annual Meeting and volunteers appreciation.

President: Steve Szappanos                Vice Pres: Maria Friedrich

Treasurer: Hajnal Kézdy                    Scretary: Victor Simonyi

Members of the Board : Kati Gulden, Ted Horvath, John Korossy, Andrew Lazar, Elmer Meszaros, Valeria Ratoni-Nagy, Éva Szabó, Magdi Temesváry, Susan Szappanos. Increased BoD members from 24 to 25.

New initiative: Our website will feature a social event calendar, maintained by Kati Kapossy and Martha Pereszlényi.

1-20-01 to        24st EXHIBITHungarian Textiles Weaving and Fancy Needlework – Sister Edith

5-12-01            Nemeth, Director of Penn View Art Center in Elizabeth, PA, added attraction

2-6-01              Meeting with Nick Gattozzi to kick off strategic plan @

  • Euclid Community TV (Channel 61) interview and documentary to be aired March 7

2-15-01             Executive committee meeting .

3-01                 addition to museum website – Hungarian community events calendar and organization list – by webmaster Martha Pereszlényi and with cooperation by Kati Kapossy

3-6-01              Kirtland Elementary School – grades 4 and 6 – visit Museum

3/7-12/01         The CHHS is featured on CH 51 (Euclid Community TV) in a Program entitled SUPER CITY II

3-14-01            board meeting at the Museum.

3-15-01            Kirtland Elementary school – grades 3 and 5 – visit museum

3-16-01            CHHS purchases for $1000 a large Matyó embroidered bedspread from Attila Rakonczay after having collected the amount in donations.

  • Central European Day at Kirtland Elementary School – Maria Friedrich gives presentation and makes palacsinta
  • Visitors from Hungary – Márta Jellinek (Director of the South Great Plain Folk Association) and Veronika Timar (Coordinator of the Veszprém County General Assembly) @
  • Kickoff meeting for strategic plan at Erieview Plaza

4-12-01            Ethnic Committee of Ohio Bicentennial Commission meets at Museum

  • Executive Committee meeting at the Museum.

4/24/01            Geauga County Magyar Club and Hungarian Genealogy Club meet at Museum – “Hungarian in the Civil War”

4/25/01            Launch design activity for public relations color brochure – Mrs. F. Pickett, Mrs. Anikó Hill-Szappanos, Steve Szappanos

  • Executive Committee meeting :

5-17-01            meeting with Andy Fedynsky, Director of Ukrainian Museum) at Museum

6-01 to  7-01           Cataloguing books in museum library – M. Pereszlenyi, Clara Thurner, Steve Szappanos

6-13-01             executive committee meeting

6-23-01            25th EXHIBIT  “Hungarian Military History in Art, Artifacts and Memorabilia”  at Museum (also 50 Years of Hungarian Scouting, side exhibit)

6-24-01            Reception for Unitarian ministers from Transylvania  at Museum

7-2001             Proposed new CHHS letterhead

7-7-01              Lecture “Present Day National Culture and Public Education in Hungary” by Mrs. István Töttössy (History Professor – Lónyay Gimnázium of Budapest), visiting professor of Partium University of Nagyvárad) and former Under Secretary of  State for Hungarians Abroad – CANCELLED at Museum

7-11-01             Board of Directors meeting held at Museum

8-15-01            Exec Committee Meeting at Museum

8-19-01            Lecture by Milován Sándor, Kárpátaljai magyar társadalmi vezető, entitled “Sub-Carpathia” at Museum sponsored by Museum, Clevelandi Tiszteletbeli Magyar Főkonzulátus, American Hungarian Coalition and Magyar Baráti Közöség

8-21-01            Maria Friedrich gives talk at meeting of Orange County Hungarian Friends (Paul Orbán) at the Museum.

9/12/01            executive committee meeting at the Museum.

9-20-01            small exhibit at Cuyahoga Community College (Parma), manned by Otto Friedrich and Steve Szappanos

9-22-01            Volunteer Orientation for disseminating written instructions for volunteer duty. Fallowing: Presentation by Laszlo and Judith Zala entitled “Our Year in Hungary” at Museum.

10/10/01          Board of Directors meeting at Museum

Facility Committee established – members Elmer Meszaros (chair), Ted Horvath, Kori Smith, Andrew Temesvary and Otto Friedrich

10/13/01          First of Ten Monthly Seminar Series in Hungarian History (initiated by Klara Papp and Maria Friedrich) begins at Museum – “The origins of the Magyars in the Carpathian Basin; their lives, customs, and lifestyles; legends of national origin – The White Stag” – by Zoltán Bocsay

10/14/01          small exhibit at Cuyahoga Community College (Parma) (world festival?)

10-24-01          submitted $50,000 grant applications to the Ohio Bicentennial Commission for research

10-31-01          Poetry Recital by Havas Judit, Hungarian performer,  entitled “Szivárvány Havasán” sponsored by Magyar Baráti Közöség and CHHS at Museum

11-2001           colored museum brochure, designed by Anikó Hill-Szappanos,  printed

11-10-01          Second Monthly Seminar Series in Hungarian History at Museum

“The founding of Hungary; the Christian Kingdom begins with the first king of Hungary – St. Stephen who belonged to the tribe of Árpád; consolidation of the Christian monarchy (St. Ladislaus, Kálmán “The Bookman” and King Béla III) – by Victor Falk

 11-11-01          Fifth Benefit Vintner Dinner  -“Taste of Hungary” at the Museum  honoring the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting (Joseph Györky, President) and George Kozmon (artist and scout leader).  Guest of Honor His Excellency Géza Jeszenszky, Hungarian Ambassador to United States

11-11-01 to 2-1-02     26th EXHIBIT“ZSOLNAY – Hungarian Culture in Ceramics”   at Museum

11/19/01          students of the Hungarian School visit

11/23/01          busload of people from the Hungarian Congress (Magyar Találkozo) visit

11/30/01          submitted $5,000 grant application to Hungarian Development Panel for restoration of antique books

12-8-01                        Third Monthly Seminar Series in Hungarian History at Museum

“The struggle between Christendom and the Mongols in the 13th century; King Béla IV rebuilds a devastated Hungary – by Imre Markus

12/12/01          executive committee meeting

Strategic plan issued by Elmer Meszaros (after 10 drafts)

12/20/01          received $2,000 grant from Hungarian development panel

 

2002

1-12-02            Fourth Monthly Seminar Series in Hungarian History at Museum

“The rise of the Renaissance in Italy and the Hungarian Renaissance; the rise of the Anjous, Sigismund and his successors and King Matthius Corvinus, the Just” by

1-19-02            Annual Meeting.

President: Steve Szappanos                Vice Pres: Maria Friedrich

Treasurer: Hajnal Kézdy                    Scretary: Victor Simonyi

Members of the Board : Melinda Gaydán, Kati Gulden, Michael Horvath, Ted Horvath, Kati Kapossy-Palasocs, John Korossy, George Kozmon, Andrew Lazar, Zoltan Mestrits, Elmer Meszaros, Magdalene Meszaros, John Palasics, Martha Pereszlényi-Pimtér, Valeria Ratoni-Nagy, Lél Somogyi, Kori Smith, Zsuzsa Szappanos, Éva Szabó, Andrew Temesváry, Magdi Temesváry, Clara Thurner, László Zala.

Newly elected to the Board: Margaret Kotnik and Klára Papp

2/9/02              Fifth Monthly Seminar Series in Hungarian History at Museum

“The struggle between Christendom and Islam; the invasion of the Turks in the 16th century once again threatens western civilization; Hungary divided and occupied by the Turks” by

2-13-02             Executive Committee Meeting

2/16/02            27th EXHIBIT – “Artistic Impressions – Mr. Imre Bogardy, Mr. George Buza, Mr. Zsolt Gregora, Mr. Stephen Spinder, Mr. Bela Temesvary at Museum

 3/9/02              Sixth Monthly Seminar Series in Hungarian History at Museum

“Hungary after Turkish conquest; Habsburg rule; the Rákóczi insurrection; years of repression and reform; the dual monarchy is born followed by a period of relative prosperity by

3/13/02             Board of Directors meeting at Museum

4/13/02             Seventh Monthly Seminar Series in Hungarian History at Museum “The first half of the 20th century; Hungary in the World Wars” by

4-20-02                        28th EXHIBIT opens – “NASA-Hungary Space Activities”

5-8-02              Executive Committee Meeting

5/11/02                        Eighth Monthly Seminar Series in Hungarian History at Museum “The second half of the 20th century as a satellite of the Soviet Union; its struggle against communist rule; Hungary today” by

5-25-02            Hungarian lecture by András Bálint – “Ami a Márai naplójából kimaradt” sponsored by Clevelandi Magyar Múzeum, Magyar Baráti Közösség clevelandi csoportja és New Yorki Magyar Kulturális központ at Museum. Also presentation by Edith Lauer: Middle and East European NATO expansion.

6/8/02              Ninth Monthly Seminar Series in Hungarian History at Museum  “The history of Hungarians in America with the special emphasis on Hungarians contributions in Cleveland, OH” by

6-12-02                        Executive Committee Meeting

7-10-02                        Board of Directors Meeting

7-20-02            29th EXHIBIT – “ Hungarian Prints, Portraits and Landscapes” with focus on works by Stephen Csóka. Presentation in Hungarian by Gábor Tarján : Ethnography of Hungarian Culture.

8-8-02              Executive Committee Meeting

8-24-02            Saint Stephen Day Commemoration at the museum. Main speaker in Hungarian: Beder Tibor erdély író és peadgógus: “Gyalogosan Törökországban”. Also presenting Havas Judit  and Budai Ilona poetry and folk songs recitals.

9-10-02            Special Exec Comm Meeting. Present: Steve Szappanos, Maria and Otto Friedrich,  Andrew Lazar, Margaret Kotnik, Magdalene Meszaros.

Subject: Mr. August Pust of the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad proposes engaging CHHS in the work of this Commission with regards to adding Col. Michael Kováts to their list of heroes. The Michael Kováts Committee is formed. Members: August Pust, Theodore J Horvath, Friedrich Maria and Otto,  Margaret Kotnik, Magdalene Meszaros , Martha Pereszlényi, Linda Royer, Lel Somogyi, Klára Thurner, Steve Szappanos. An associate member is later recruited in the name of Col. Tibor Babos of the Hungarian Ministry of Defense.

9-18-02                        Executive Committee Meeting

9-29-02            Frank Beodray has audited CHHS’s books and found them in order.

10-10-02          Board of Directors Meeting

10-12-02 to 12-15-02    30th EXHIBIT – “Halas Lace” . Opening reception of exhibit at Ursuline  College. Material on loan from Kiskunhalas. Lectures by Susan Kiliti. Concurrent small exhibit at CHHS Musem as well.

10-27-02          SIXTH Benefit Vintner Dinner  -“Taste of Hungary” at the Pine Ridge Country Club. Guest of Honor : Béla Köteles.

10-19-02          New SEMINAR: Hungarian People Series. First Lecture: “Cinema – Miklós Rózsa.”, presented by Dr. James Krukones of John Carroll University.

11-9-02            Second Lecture of Hungarian People Series: “Poets Sándor Petőfi, Miklós Radnóti, Tibor Tollas, and others…” by Ödön Szentkirályi, Principal of the Hungarin School.

11-11-02          Sudents of the Cleveland Hungarian School visit the Museum.

11-13-02          Executive Committee Meeting

11-15-02          Contract negotiations concluded with the Galleria. Gift shop can be opened around Thanksgiving for the Christmas season. Museum to move in 2003.

11-17-02          Book signing at the Museum: Judith Balogh: This Old House by the Lake.

12-4-02            Open Gift Shop at the Galleria. Open hours: Wed-Sat 11-3pm., Fri 11-5.

12-11-02          Board of Directors Meeting

 

2003

1/4/2003          Volunteer Information Meeting held at the Erieview Room in the Galleria.

1/11/2003        Lecture Series Session #4 – “Musicians – Tinodi Lantos Sebestyen,  Zoltán Kodály, Béla Bartók” by Mrs. Dóra Solymosi, D.J.S., Adjunct Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Baldwin-Wallace Faculty, Baldwin-Wallace College, held at the Erieview Room in the Galleria.

1/15/2003        Executive Committee Meeting. at Euclid Square Mall

1-23-2003        Meeting with Galleria Management for the Grand Opening at the Galleria. Present: Diane Thomas – Galleria, Maria Friedrich, Elmer Meszaros, Kori Smith, Steve Szappanos. Meeting at Galleria business office.

2/8/2003          Lecture Series Session #5 – “Nobel Prize Wsinners and Other Famous Hungarian Scientists” by Mrs. Zoltán Bócsay, Vice President, URS Corporation, held at the Erieview Room in the Galleria.

2/12/2003        Executive Committee Meeting, at the Galleria Erieview Room.

3/5/2003          Executive Committee Meeting, at Galleria Erieview Room

3/8/2003          Lecture Series Session #6– “Literature TBA” by Mr. Gábor Dömötör, Vice President, Hungarian Scout Association in Exteris, held at the Erieview Room in the Galleria.

3/15/03            GRAND OPENING in Galleria in downtown Cleveland. Champaign reception at 2:30 pm, Ribbon cutting and remarks by Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell.

4/9/2003          Executive Committee Meeting. at Erieview Room

4/12/2003        Lecture Series Session #7 – “Women in History: Warrior? Mother? Wife?” by Mrs. Ildikó Peller, Faculty, Cuyahoga Community College, held at the Erieview Room in the Galleria.

5/7/2003          Board of Directors and Annual Meeting.

President: Steve Szappanos                Vice Pres: Maria Friedrich

Treasurer: Andrew Strada (new)        Scretary: Victor Simonyi

Members of the Board new, Andrea Lazar, Judith Torma, reelected: Melinda Gaydan, Michael Horvath, John Palasics, Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter, Lel Somogyi, Susan Szappanos

5/10/2003        Lecture Series Session #8 – “Opera/Operetta: Ferenc Erkel, Ferenc Lehár and Others” by Mrs. Dóra Solymosi, D.J.S., Adjunct Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Baldwin-Wallace Faculty, Baldwin-Wallace College, held at the Erieview Room in the Galleria.

6/7/2003          Hungarian program. Presentation of an illustrated lecture “All the world a stage” by Árpád Jutocsa Hegyi. In the Eriview Room of the Galleria.

6/11/2003        Executive Committee Meeting at Erieview Room

6/14/2003        Lecture Series Session #9 – “Religious Leaders: Joseph Mindsxenthy, Ottokár Prohaszka, László Tökés, László Ravasz, Áron Márton and Others” by Rev. Béla Bernhardt, Archdean, President, Lutheran Conference in America, held at the Erieview Room in the Galleria.

7/4/2003          Museum hosts reunion celebration for the Kálnoky family of Transylvania.

7/9/2003          Executive Committee Meeting. at Erieview Room

7/19/2003        Literary Program in Hungarian – Judit Havas (performing artist from Budapest),  Sarolta Barnóczky (folk singer) .

László Buda (United Way – Hungary) talks about activities of the United Way in Hungary.

7/26-8/30/03    31st EXHIBIT – Photographic works and memorabilia of Zsolt Gregora “Through the Looking Glass”.

8/13/2003        Executive Committee Meeting. at Erieview Room.

Museum to purchase 75 chairs for the Museum, and another 100 for expanded use.

8/23/2003        Saint Stephen Day celebration  at the Museum. Guest Speaker Kató Béla from Transylvania (in Hungarian). Also info-presentation by András Evva of American Foundation for Hungarian Youth and Culture.

9/10/2003        Board of Directors Meeting at the museum . Kati Gulden takes over Volunteer Chair, from Éva Szabó, who served in this capacity for 7 years.  After the meeting a welcome Reception for Judit Gerencsér, Fullbright Scholar from Hungary, who will be working on our museum archives in conjunction with Cleveland State University

10/1/2003        32nd EXHIBIT “Hungarian Immigration – America, Ohio, Cleveland over the last 200 years.”

10/8/2003        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum.

Special presentation of plans for revitalizing the Cultural Gardens area, including the Hungarian Cultural Garden. Lél Somogyi, Ernest Mihaly, James Call.

10/11/2003      First lecture in Monthly Seminar Series “Explore Hungary” at the Museum. – Hungary and its neighbors, place in Europe, implications of joining the European Union. Klára Papp and Judit Gerencsér.

10/11/2003      Unveiling of Col. Michael Kováts statue at the Hungarian Embassy in Washingtom DC. CHHS represented by Margaret Kotnik and Ted Horvath.

10/25/2003      SEVENTH Benefit Vintner Dinner  -“Taste of Hungary”   at Galleria ballroom. Honoree- Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown

11/8/2003        Second lecture in Monthly Seminar Series “Explore Hungary” at the Museum. Overview and introduction of themes: Ethnography, geography, history, points of interest. Klára Papp.

11/10/2003      Students of the Cleveland Hungarian School visit the Museum

11/12/2003      Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

11/19/2003      Reception given by the Cleveland State University Library Group to visiting Fulbright Scholar Judit Gerencsér, doing research work at the Museum.

12/6/2003        Volunteer Appreciation Day at the Museum.

12/10/2003      Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum.

12/13/2003      Third lecture in Monthly Seminar Series “Explore Hungary” at the Museum.  –Budapest – the Capital.

 

2004

1/10/2004        Fourth lecture in Monthly Seminar Series “Explore Hungary” at the Museum– Village Life: Customs Connected to the Lifespan & the Seasons” by Mrs. Krisztina Tábor and  Dr. Klára Papp, teachers in the Cleveland Hungarian Language School and members of the Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble

1/21/2004        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum.

1/31/2004        Farewell Party for Judit Gerencsér, Fullbright Scholar from Hungary, who  worked on our museum archives in conjunction with Cleveland State University

2/14/2004        Fifth lecture in Monthly Seminar Series “Explore Hungary” at the Museum – Beyond the Danube – exploring Göcsej, Őrség, Rábaköz, Szigetköz, Ormánság.

 2/18/2004        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum.

 3/13/2004        Sixth lecture in Monthly Seminar Series “Explore Hungary” at the Museum – Northern Regions – exploring Palóc, Matyó.

3/17/2004        Executive Committee Meeting in Museum. $10,000 donation from Jozsef Nagy estate. Joining Cleveland Visitors Bureau.

3/20/2004        First Anniversary Celebration at the Galleria – concert by Szikra, the only performing zither ensemble in the US ALSO

33rd EXHIBIT opening entitled “George Kozmon – 20 Years Retrospective”

 4/10/2004        Seventh lecture in Monthly Seminar Series “Explore Hungary” at the Museum – “Explore Hungary – The Great Plains: Exploring Kunság, Jászság, Hajdu” by Mrs. Krisztina Tábor and  Dr. Klára Papp, teachers in the Cleveland Hungarian Language School and members of the Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble

4/21/2004        Board of Directors Meeting followed by Annual meeting at the Museum.

President: Mária Friedrich                   Vice Pres: Steve Szappanos,

Treasurer: Andrew Strada                  Scretary: Magdalene Meszaros

Members of Board of Directors elected new: Mary Jane Molnar, reelected: Kathy Gulden, Ted Horvath, Andrew Lazar, Elmer Meszaros, Veleria Ratoni-Nagy, Eva Szabo, Magdi Temesvary, Clara Thurner.

5/8/2004          Eighth lecture in Monthly Seminar Series “Explore Hungary” at the Museum – Transylvania – exploring Kalotaszeg, Mezőség, Csángó.

5/10-12/2004   Members of the Kováts Committee, Maria Friedrich, Margaret Kotnik and Steve Szappanos participate in Kovats Days Festival and unveil statue of Col. Michael Kováts in Karcag, Hungary, donated by the CHHS.

5/19/2004        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum.

5/2004             The Museum hosting the Hungarians for Voinovich Reception

6/12/2004        Ninth, final lecture in Monthly Seminar Series “Explore Hungary” at the Museum – Connections with Hungarians living in the Carpathian Basin and outside of the borders of Hungary.

 6/16/2004        Executive Committee Meeting in the Museum

6/19/2004        presentation “Colonel Michael Kováts de Fabricy, Hungary’s Son – America’s Hero” – by members of the Kováts Committee of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum / Maria Friedrich, Margaret Kotnik and Steve Szappanos, having returned from a trip to Karcag,  Hungary.

6/24/2004        Hungary travelogue program at the Parma Public Library by Elaine Galganyi, to generate interest for the International Children’s Games.

7/9/2004          Visiting Mayors from Hungary Reception at the Museum. Ten mayors from various places in Hungary attending a series of seminars in Cleveland are hosted by the Hungarian Community, CHHS participating by hosting and lodging them in private homes and driving them to the lectures.

7/19/2004        Children’s Program about Hungary at the Parma Public Library in support of the upcoming International Children’s Games

7/20/2004        Hungarian program at the Museum – “The Soul Listens to Itself” in memory of the late poet Ildikó Vigh performed by Judit Havas, artist from Budapest Hungary

7/21/2004        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

7/29/2004 to  8/8/2004      exhibit about Hungary at the International Children’s Games on Embassy Row. CHHS  participates by a booth. Reception at the Museum for the athlete children from Hungary who will be participating in the International Children’s Games in Cleveland, Ohio. CHHS participates in finding housing and entertainment of the children while in Cleveland.

8/14-15 &  21-22/2004      “Paprika Exhibit” at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens where Kalocsai paprika will be featured and the Museum is loaning mannequins attired in folk costumes from Kalocsa

8/18/2004        Executive Committee Meeting in Museum.

8/21/2004        St. Stephen’s Day Celebration – Rev. László Vetési, from Transylvania, guest speaker ALSO

34th EXHIBIT opening entitled “Zsolt Gregora Estate Collection: Hungarian Folk Art” 

9/10/2004        visit by Detroit William Penn 40 member group

9/15/2004        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum.

New cash register and bar coded system in gift shop inaugurated.

10/9/2004        First session of the new seminar Food for Mind and Body, at the Museum. Overview by Klára Papp.

10/17/2004      EIGHT Benefit Vintner Dinner  -“Taste of Hungary” at the Pine Ridge Country Club – honoree Carolyn Balogh, President of Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel

10/23/2004      Reception for Viktor Orban, former Prime Minster of Hungary, at the Museum. Invited guests – Organization leaders only.

10/29/2004      Cedar Hills Christian School visits Museum

11/13/2004      Second session of Lecture Series – “Food for Mind and Body”  cooking class (“Fall Harvest Festivities – Cooking with Wine”) held across from the Museum at Café Sauselito ALSO a United Way (Hungary) movie night at the Museum

11/20/2004      35th EXHIBIT opening reception entitled “Hungarian and Polish Friendly Relations. 1000 Years of Historical Interaction”

12/3-4/2004     Hospitality days for visitors at the Museum

12/8/2004        Open house for neighbors at the Museum.

12/11/2004      Third session of Lecture Series – “Food for Mind and Body” book for discussion “Embers” by Sándor Marai – discussion conducted by Prof. & Mrs. James Pavlish

 

2005 – 20th Anniversary Year

1/8/2005          Fourth session of Lecture Series – “Food for Mind and Body”  cooking class (“Disznótor Foods Celebrating the New Year!”) held across from the Museum at Café Sausalito

1/12/2005        20th Anniversary Committee meeting at the Museum.

1/15/2005        Taking inventory at Wickliffe storage facility. This place is closing and we will need to move our stuff soon

1/19/2005        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum.

1/22/2005        Volunteer Appreciation Day at the Museum. CANCELLED due to snow storm.

2/12/2005        Fifth session of Lecture Series – “Food for Mind and Body” book for discussion “Bridge at Andau” by James Michener – discussion conducted by Jack Körössy

Later that afternoon 90th birthday party for Gábor Papp, a prominent Hungarian community leader and Museum volunteer.

2/20/2005        Program about Hungary at the Maple Heights Library

3/12/2005        Sixth session of Lecture Series – “Food for Mind and Body” cooking class (“Feasts of Spring”) held across from the Museum at Café Sausalito .

3/16/2005        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

Attila Szigethy is making a semi-professional documentary video of the Museum. Will produce it on DVD.

3/19/2005        20th Anniversary Celebration – champagne reception, concert by Harmonia,

36th EXHIBIT open “Cleveland Hungarian Artists of the Early to Middle Twnetieth Century, Teachers and Innovators “- Kálmán Kubinyi, Pál Riba, John Csősz and Sándor Vágó

3/22/2005        CHHS leaders attending Cleveland Visitors Bureau bus tour.

4/1/2005          Ten CHHS members attend exhibition opening at Polish Center. Exhibit materials created by Andrew Lazar for CHHS exhibit were loaned to this exhibit, and will also be used for other Polish exhibits in Chicago and New York.

4/9/2005          Seventh session of Lecture Series – “Food for Mind and Body” book for discussion “Fateless” by Imre Kertész – moderator Zoltán Bócsay.

4/11/2005        Move of stored museum stuff started, from the Wickliffe facility to another facility owned by Forest City in Berea. It is free of charge, but hard to access.

4/17/2005        Dr. Habsburg Ottó, humanitarian and stateman, reception at Galleria

4/20/2005        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

Attila Szigethy completed filming the Museum, also made DVD of the 20th Anniversary Celebration. Andrea Szabolcs is to narrate the Museum documentary.

4/26/2005        International Day at Tri-C West. Small exhibit covered by Margaret Kotnik, Member of the Board.

4/27/2005        Maria Friedrich and Andrea Meszaros give talk at the Hungarian Genealogical Society.

5/7/2005          Eight session of Lecture Series – “Food for Mind and Body” cooking class (“Feasts of Early Harvest”) held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Tom Smith

5/13/2005        Hungarian poetry evening at the Museum– performers Péterffy Lajos and Gáll Annamária. Arranged and hosted by Zsolt Dömötörffy. Not a Museum sponsored event.

5/21/2005        Bay Village senior group tours museum

5/23/2005        Publishers of Panorama Hungarian Magazine visit Museum, accompanied by Miklós Kossányi, local rep. Host Steve Szappanos.

6/15/2005        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

Move to new storage in Berea completed

6/17/2005        Westlake seniors visit the museum

6/25/2005        Hungarian program “An Anniversary Bouquet” – Poetry recital  by Judit Havas, artist from Budapest Hungary

7/20/2005        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

7/21/2005        Tour of Museum by Cleveland Board of Education teachers, as part of ethnic studies federal grant. Host Maria Friedrich.

8/19/2005        Creators of website “View America” tour the Museum.

8/20/2005        St. Stephens’s Day Celebration – guest speaker Valéria Kormos, renowned journalist from Budapest.

37th EXHIBIT opening: “Donated Items: Hungarian Memorabilia, Folk Art Ceramics & Porcelain”

9/21/2005        annual meeting at museum.

President: Maria Friedrich                   Vice Pres: Steve Szappanos,

Treasurer: Andrew Strada                  Scretary: László Varga

Members of Board of Directors elected: Otto Friedrich, Lou Borzy, Zsolt Dömötörffy, Geaorge Kozmon, Zoltan Mestrits, Klára Papp, Kori Smith, Andrew Temesváry, László Zala

9/22/2005        Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau tours museum

10/15/2005      Brother Csaba Bőjte of Brassó (orphanage) tours Museum

10/16/2005      NINTH Benefit Vintner Dinner  -“Taste of Hungary” at Pine Ridge Country Club honorees are the museum volunteers

10/18/2005      CHHS receives the “2006 Ohio Heritage Fellowship” award from Ohio Arts Council. Award ceremony to be on July 1, 2006 in Dayton OH.

10/19/2005      Board of Directors Meeting in Museum

10/22/2005      reception for Dr. Sándor Szakaly, former head of Budapest War History Museum. Cosponsor United Hungarian Societies.

11/5/2005        First session of Lecture Series – “The Story of Hungarian Immigration to Cleveland” by Mrs. Andrea Mészáros

11/14/2005      Students of the Cleveland Hungraian School visit Museum

11/16/2005      Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

11/19/2005      38th EXHIBIT “Fischer – Hungarian Decorative Pottery” at the museum

12/1/2005        reception at the Museum for Ambassadors G. H. Walker, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary and A. Simonyi, Hungary’s Ambassador to U.S. Cosponsors: Honorary Consulate of the Rep. of Hungary, Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel, United Hungarian Societies.

12/10/2005      Second session of Lecture Series – “Immigrants Arriving in the 1950’s: Freedom Fighters and Displaced Persons” by Dr. Mártha Pereszlényi-Pintér, Mr. Stephen Szappanos, Mrs. Andrea Lázár, Mr. Jack Körössy

 

2006

1/14/2006        Third session of Lecture series In Search of a new Home – “Immigration after the Second World War” by Steve Szappanos and Miklós Peller..

1/18/2006        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

2/11/2006        Fourth session of Lecture Series – “Changing Attitudes: Melting Pot vs Mosaic – Raising Children in a Dual Culture” – Judith and Pál Szentkirályi

2/15/2006        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

2/25/2006        host László Buda and Klaudia Kovács “Torn from the Flag” 1956 Freedom Fight commerative film promotional meeting with Hungarian community leaders

3/11/2006        Fifth session of Lecture Series – “Early Immigration: The Hungarian Settlement on the Near West Side” by Margaret Kotnik

3/15/2006        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

4/1/2006          39th EXHIBIT  opening – “Local Hungarian-American Artisans and Craftsmen” – Imre Bogárdy, George Buza, Tini Halácsy, Marianne Legeza, László Lieszkovszky, Andrew and Magda Temesváry and in memoriam Margaret Dosa and Zsolt Gregora

4/8/2006          Sixth session of Lecture Series – “Early Immigration: Buckeye Road, the East Side Hungarian Section” – by Ted Horváth

4/12/2006        resignation of Maria Friedrich, president of the Museum, due to illness. Steve Szappanos Vice Pres to carry on business.

4/19/2006        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

4/22/2006        25 students and instructor Ágnes Risko of Hungarian Culture Studies at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH visit the museum

5/7/2006          Maria and Otto Friedrich Appreciation celebration at the Galleria

5/12/2006        Members of the Board visit the Grand Opening of the Bohemian National Museum on Brioadway Rd. in Cleveland.

5/13/2006        Seventh session of Lecture Series –  “Present and Future: Hungarians Within and Outside Hungary’s Border” – by Edith Lauer and Zoltán Bugnyár

5/17/2006        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

6/21/2006        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

7/2/2006          CHHS receives the “2006 Ohio Heritage Fellowship” award from Ohio Arts Council. Award presentation in Dayton, OH, in conjunction with an all day Cityfolk Festival.. Margaret Kotnik, Clara Thurner and Steve  Szappanos drive to Dayton and participate with small exhibit and video presentation of the Museum, and accept award during a ceremony.

7/14/2006        participate in Cleveland Visitors Bureau exhibit at Tower City. Eva Szabo and Steve Szappanos participating.

7/19/2006        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

8/5/2006          40th EXHIBIT opening “Hungarian Dolls”

8/16/2006        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

8/19/2006        St. Stephen’s Day Celebration – Dr. Sándor Szakály speaker and entertainment Szikra Zither Ensemble, Detroit, MI

9/2/2006          Reception in the Museum – World Reunion of Students of Hungarian Schools in Germany in late 1940s

9/4/2006          passing of Maria Friedrich, president of Musem

9/16-17/2006   participation in Galleria’s Art Fest

9/17/2006        TENTH Benefit Vintner Dinner  -“Taste of Hungary” at Pine Ridge Country Club honoring Edith Lauer, Chair Emerita of the Hungarian American Coalition and all ‘56-ers

9/20/2006        closing reception celebrating “Fifty Years’ Perspective on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956” – guests include Honorable George H. Walker, III, former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Professor István Deák, from Columbia University and Professor Csaba Békés, Cold War Research Center, Budapest, Hungary

9/23/2006        Reception of and talk by Kinga Göncz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary and András Simonyi, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to Washington.

10/7/2006        41st EXHIBIT opening “Spirit of Freedom 1956” – 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution – guest speaker Edith Lauer, Chair Emerita of the Hungarian American Coalition and introduction of newly released book “56 Stories – Personal Recollections of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, a Hungarian American Perspective”. This exhibit extends to the full floor space of the Museum, replacing the permanent exhibits.

10/20/2006      reception in the Museum for opening of the festivities organized by CHR50 Committee

10/21-23/2006 CHHS has an exhibit booth at the “50th Anniversary Celebration of the ’56 Hungarian Freedomfight” at the Wolstein Center.

10/25/2006      Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

11/29/2006      Annual meeting.

President: Andrea Meszaros,(new)     Vice Pres: Steve Szappanos,

Treasurer: Zsolt Dömötörffy                         Scretary: László Varga

Memberes of the Board of Directors elected: Mihály Hoirváth, Margaret Kotnik, Edith Lauer (new), Andrea Lazar, Marcia Mestrits (new), Martha Pereszlényi-Pintér, Andrew Strada, Judith Torma, Mary Lou Uray (new)

 

2007

1/24/2007        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

2/9/2007          hosted Senator Voinovich’s roundtable meeting

2/17/2007        reception and afternoon tea with author Judith Petres Balogh who is introducing her new novel “Sunset”

2/21/2007        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

3/8/2007          host for Cleveland Council of World Affairs – “Managing Diversity in a Multi-Ethnic Society” – visitors included Ms. Monica Nadal Anmella from Spain, Mr. Deniss Hanovs from Latvia, Mr. Said Benayad from the Netherlands, Mr. Elvis Chigozie from Norway and Ms. Federica Mancinelli from Italy

3/24/2007        “Children’s Program”- hands on activities in English

4/11/2007        Executive Committee Meeting at the Museum

4/14/2007        42nd EXHIBIT opening – “Domján – Master of the Color Woodcut” Centennial exhibition.

This exhibit extends to the full floor space of the Museum, replacing the permanent exhibits.

4/26/2007        hosted a class from Lake Erie College in preparation for a cultural immersion tour of central and eastern Europe

4/28/2007        presentation by Daniel Dukan – his experience in Budapest during the 50th anniversary of the 1956 revolution

5/5/2007          hosted a class from Ohio State University

5/9/2007          Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

5/12/2007        bus tour organized by CHHS to a Hungarian church, 2 historical American churches and luncheon at Balaton restaurant – Cleveland, Ohio

5/17/2007        Orange Hungarian Friends visit the Museum

6/13/2007        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

6/20,23/2007   Volunteer afternoon coffee – training.

6/14/2007        presentation “Hungarian Defense Forces – Participation in International Missions” by János Zsotér, Command Sergeant Major of the Hungarian Army

6/16/2007        side exhibit opening 50th Anniversary of the Cleveland Magyar Athletic Club

7/25/2007        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

8/1/2007          visit the Hungarian Art exhibit at the Maltz Museum

8/2007             Tigerkids youth baseball team from Debrecen, Hungary, visit Museum

8/5/2007          participation in the Cleveland Diocese Family Fest – “One World”

8/18/2007        presentation – St. Stephen’s Day – speakers Antal Bozóki, journalist and publicist from Vojvodina and Imre Lendvai-Lintner, president of the Hungarian Scout Association in Exteris, poetry recital by István Hargitai and musical performance by the Little Hungarian Choir

9/12/2007        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

9/15/2007        43rd EXHIBIT opening – “The Designing Spirit in Hungarian Folk Art” Andor Czompó’s collection of Hungarian folk costumes

10/10/2007      Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

10/27/2007      ELEVENTH Benefit Vintner Dinner  “A Night at the Gerbeaud” at Café Sausalito/Galleria

11/10/2007      First session of lecture series – Hungarian Folklore – “Origins of Ancient Magyars” by Dr. Klara Papp

11/19/2007      “Celebrate Hungarian Culture” – part of Cleveland City Hall’s Eastern European Cultures Month. CHHS has exhibit booth, and a Hungarian Dance group comes from Pittsburgh to perform.

11/24/2007      host luncheon for the 47th annual Hungarian Congress

12/8/2007        St. Nicholas (Mikulás Bácsi) visits the Museum and Hungarian Christmas traditions introduced

12/12/2007      Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

 

2008

1/12/2008        Second session of Lecture Series – Hungarian Folklore – “Kings and Queens of Hungary” by Mrs. Kuni Nádas

1/16/2008         Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

2/1/2008          Dr. Tibor Navracsics, member of Hungarian Parliament, visits Museum

2/9/2008          presentation “Afghanistan” by Edward Altmann, Hungarian-born, architect, archaeologist, soldier, world traveler –

2/13/2008         Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

2/23/2008        Honorable April Foley, United States Ambassador to Hungary, Consul General of Hungary, Dr. Mezei of Chicago and the Trade and Investment Commissioner, also from Chicago, Miklos Martin-Kovacs, , visit the Museum

2/26/2008        fact-finding group of Slovenians who are interested in opening their own heritage museum, visit the Museum

3/1/2008          44th EXHIBIT opening – 75th Anniversary of the 4th World Scout Jamboree held in Gödöllö, Hungary, and concurrently  – Hungarian Postage Stamps – “A Trip Through 140 Years of History and Art”

3/8/2008          Third session of Lecture Series – Hungarian Folklore – “Saints and Sinners” by Dr. Márta Perszlényi

3/12/2008        annual meeting.

President: Andrea Meszaros,              Vice Pres: Steve Szappanos,

Treasurer: Andrew Strada,                 Scretary: László Varga

Members of the Board of Directors elected: Kati Gulden, Theodore Horvath, Andrew Lazar, Elmer Meszaros, Mary Jane Molnar, Valeria Rátony-Nagy, Eva Szabo, Klára Thurner.

4/12/2008        Fourth session of Lecture Series – Hungarian Folklore – “Tall Tales” by Mr. István Vajtay

4/26/2008        participant in hosting reception before Bartok concert @ Severance Hall,

Mr. Eötvös guest conductor

5/10/2008        Fifth and Last session of the Folklore Series – “Honoring Mother” – participants: Magdi & András Temesváry, Tini Halácsy, Vera Harris, Vali Rátoni-Nagy, Erzsi Kováts, Magdalene Mészáros, Zsuzsa Rácz, Judith Szentkirályi, Kuni Nádas, Erzsebet Madzsar and Hungarian Cuisine by Chef Edit Juhász

5/14/2008        presentation by Dr. Lilla Szabó of the Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

5/28/2008        Cleveland Art Museum tour – “Arms and Armor from Imperial Austria”

6/11/2008        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

7/10/2008        day camp group visited the Museum

7/19/2008        45th  EXHIBIT opening “The World of Hungarian Operetta” – celebrating Hungarian composers Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, Sigmund Romberg, Pongrác Kacsóh, Victor Jacobi, Jenő Huszka, Albert Szirmai and Mihály Eisemann

7/27/2008        bus tour to Wooster, Ohio – Ohio Light Opera performance of Emmerich Kalman’s “Marinka

7/30/2008        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

8/23/2008        St. Stephen Day – speakers Professor Géza Jeszenszky and Mr. Zoltán Bócsay and recitation by Mr. István Hargitai and musical numbers by Mr. Miklós Peller

9/10/2008        Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

10/18/2008      TWELFTH Benefit Vintner Dinner  – “A Royal Evening – Celebrating the 550th Anniversary of Mátyás, Hungary’s Renaissance King at Café Sausalito/Galleria

11/13/2008      Board of Directors Meeting at the Museum

11/8/2008        CAC funded Lecture Series – “Folk Songs” – how lyrics reflect life and values of a community featuring Roots of American Music and Kis Magyar Kórus

11/22/2008      presentation  “Renaissance in Hungary” by Fr. Tamás Forrai, president of the Jesuit High School in Miskolc, Hungary

12/6//2008       46th  EXHIBIT opening  – “Ruralia Hungarica”  Hungarian Country Life as depicted in oil paints

12/2008           Museum publishes a cookbook

12/13/2008      Christmas Program at the Museum: Hungarian holiday customs, holiday crafts and stories for children

 

2009

1/8/2009          CHHS members at Cleveland Art Museum’s Faberge, Lalique and Tiffany exhibit – Zsuzsa Racz, museum docent will be leading group

1/14/2009        Board of Directors Meeting

1/20/2009        NE Ohio Inter-Museum Council annual meeting was held at the museum Meeting with Galleria re: lease

1/21/2009        board of directors meeting

1/26/2009        Our 6 year lease ends at the Galleria. New negotiations result in temporary extension of the lease, with changed rent agreement.

1/26/2009        video tour of museum on website

February 2009 Review Vol. XXII No. 1

2/11/2009        Board of Directors Meeting

2/14/2009        Volunteer Appreciation Gathering and Reception at the Museum.

3/1/2009          The Magyar Club decided to end its existence and give their remaining artifacts and memorabilia to the Museum for safekeeping. The CHHS also received the organization’s remaining funds.

3/4/2009          Andrea Mészáros speaks at South Euclid Historical Society on Hungarian immigration to Cleveland

3/8/2009          Magyar Club membership meeting to vote on winding down business of the club

3/11/2009        Board of Directors Meeting

3/14/2009        CAC funded Lecture Series – “Leisure Activities and Seasonal Customs”- Endre Szentkiralyi of the Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble and Ismail D. Douglas of the Rainey Institute of Cleveland

4/1/2009          Annual Meeting. Officers elected:

President: Andrea Meszaros,              Vice Pres: Steve Szappanos,

Treasurer: Andrew Strada,                 Scretary: Csilla Varga, (new).

Members of the Board of Directors: Lou Borzy, Otto Friedrich, Edith Juhasz, George Kozmon, Zoltan Mestrits, Klára Papp, Kori Smith, Alex Varga, László Varga.

4/24/2009        casual fundraiser – wine & snacks

5/9/2009          CAC funded Lecture Series – “The Art in Folk Dance” – performers Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble and Folklorna Skupina Kres (Slovenia)

5/13/2009        Positively Cleveland (formerly Convention and Visitor’s Bureau) annual meeting attended by Kori Smith and Andrea Mészáros

board of directors meeting

William Penn Association – the Hungarian guitar owner, will permanently loan the guitar to the museum for more exposure

made a monetary donation to the Hungarian Cultural Garden for a mature flowering dogwood

5/31/2009        lease expired

6/10/2009        board of directors meeting

Summary report from Pat J. Doyle

6/24/2009        a group from Old Brooklyn will be visiting the museum

8/5/2009          Buckeye area photo exhibit

8/5/2009          Cleveland Council World Affairs tour stop at museum – accompanied by Pat Doyle

8/29/2009        first Hungarian Heritage Night – Lake County Captains Classic Park, Eastlake

 9/9/2009          board of directors meeting

 9/15/2009        bus tour – churches slated for closing by Catholic Diocese – St. Paul Shrine, Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Emeric, St. Wendelin

9/18/2009        museum hosted 3rd Hungarian Americans Together (HATOG) conference – expenses financed by William Penn Association

10/1/2009        Magyar Club dissolved and gave assets to CHHS

10/2/2009        3 videos of lecture series from 2008-2009 on website

10/10/2009      Lecture Series – Gabriella (Kuni) Nádas – Legacy of Anjou Dynasty

10/14/2009      board of directors meeting

10/14/2009      Resolution of the Board of Directors Adopted on Nov. 11, 2009 creating the Cleveland Magyar Club Endowment Fund

10/17/2009      13th Vintner Dinner – guest of honor, Ewald E. Kundtz, Jr. (grandson of Theodor J. Kundtz, entrepreneur and Hungarian civic leader) – Buckeye Road and Near West Side Neighborhoods- music by Harmonia – reception held in Galleria and dinner at Café Sausalito

10/24/2009      performing artist Judit Havas from Budapest – commemorating the anniversary of the ’56 Hungarian Freedom Fight with poetry recital and song – CANCELLED – due to illness

Exhibit Hungarian Applied Arts – Influence of Folk Art in Textiles and Pottery

11/11/2009      board of directors meeting

11/14/2009      Lecture Series – Dóra Solymosi – Golden Age of Transylvania and Relations with the Turks

Donation from American Hungarian Citizens Club of Rahway, NJ thanks to Istvan Kun-Szabó

Participated at the Hungarian congress

11/30/2009      Andrea Mészáros went to the Carpatho-Rusin Museum to set up a small Hungarian Christmas exhibit

12/9/2009        Mr. Victor Simonyi, secretary of museum from Jan. 2001-May 2003, passed away

12/12/2009      Annual Children’s Christmas Program – getting to know Hungary

12/20/2009      Andrea Mészáros attended the Carpatho-Rusin Christmas program

 

2010 – 25th YEAR

 1/2/1010               Sustaining Fund (3 Yr. pledge) campaign started –purpose to ensure that there will be resources to meet rising occupancy costs in rent, utilities, parking

1/13/2010             board of directors meeting

1/17/2010             Patricia Jansen Doyle, designer and planner of our sustaining fund, passed away

1/19/2010             Andrea Mészáros gives presentation to Hungarian Orange Seniors group

1/30/2010             John and Mary Lou Uray speak to Frank Skala, member of a wine club – subject famous wine regions of Hungary

2/2/2010               training session / working lunch for volunteers

2/10/2010             board of directors meeting

2/13/2010             Lecture Series Events and Persons that Shaped Hungarian History– second lecture – Zsuzsanna Papp, head of the Rakoczi Foundation – Who was Ferenc Rakoczi

2/14/2010             thank you note sent out to volunteers

2/15/2010             Ted Horváth , chairman of the board of Rainey Institute, is to be honored at the Cleveland Orchestra’s 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

2/17/2010             board of directors meeting

2/20/2010             exhibit Hungarian Classical Music Composers – presentation by Peter lake of CWRU, JCU and KSU – featured composers: Ferenc Erkel, Ferenc Liszt, Miklos Rozsa, Antal Dorati, Zoltán  Kodály, Béla Bartók, Ferenc Farkas, Andras Szollosy, Gyorgy Kurtag and Gyorgy Sándor Ligeti, ………

2/24/2010             received the St. Margaret painting from the Diocese

March 2010          Review Vol. XXIII No. 1

3/2/2010               sustaining fund – donor dinner / concert

3/9/2010               request from the Hungarian American Coalition in a press release to identify ourselves as Hungarians in the up-coming census

3/13/2010             4th Lecture Series – Andrea Mészáros, B.A and J.D. and president of Museum and Endre Szentkiralyi – Kossuth-Szechenyi Debate

3/15/2010             Hungarian Language School hands out gift certificates to the museum as prizes in the poetry recital competition

3/27/2010             program – Magda Temesváry The Art of the Easter Egg – assisting was Tini Halacsy

4/20/2010             annual meeting

Slate of new officers:                                                          Board of Directors:

President                László  Varga                                       Michael Horváth

Vice President       Andrea Mészáros                                                George Huzau

Treasurer               Andrew Strada                                     Edith Lauer

Secretary               Csilla Varga                                          Andrea Lazar

Marcia Mestrits

Steve Szappanos

Thomas Ratoni-Nagy

Judit Torma

MaryLou Uray

4/30/2010             Michael Caldwell, teacher at Mayfield Heights High advised us that the tri-fold for our sustaining fund on which his class helped produce – won 1st place, gold medal, in state competition

5/10/2010             article published in Cleveland Classical.com by Mike Telin about the up-coming exhibit – classical Hungarian composers

5/13/2010             board of directors meeting

Inaugural Class of Cleveland International Hall of Fame – Jenny Brown is being inducted as a Hungarian-American

5/15/2010             5th Lecture Series – Judit Kesseru Nemethy, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, New York University, Katalin Kadar Lynn, PhD, historian from California – “Hungary Between the Two Wars”

5/17/2010             Hungarian Human Rights Foundation presentation of documentary film In Dracula’s Shadow – The Story Behind the Romanian Revolution – museum helps with preparing post card advertising / mailing

5/19/2010             group of archaeologists from ODOT in Columbus visited museum

6/5/2010              2nd Hungarian Heritage Night at Lake County Captains Classic Park

6/18/2010             exhibit A Point of Reference – in Sculpture and Paintings – The Art of Gyuri Hollosy

7/24/2010             Hungarian Heritage Night at Captains game

8/1/2010                               bus trip – Wooster – Ohio Light Opera – Imre Kalman’s Gypsy Princess (Csardas

Kiralyno) dinner at the Balaton Restaurant

8/15/2010             Liszt concert in the garden – co-hosted with the Hungarian cultural garden – commemorate and celebrate King St. Stephen  – piano, violin, viola and tree planting

8/21/2010             St. Stephen program and dinner – co-hosted with the West SideHungarianLutheranChurch – guest speaker Kalman Béla Borsi, historian from Budapest

9/8/2010               board of directors meeting

9/21/2010             Ilona Bernad

10/2/2010             14th annual Vintner dinner – Shaker Heights Country Club – celebrating the museum’s 25th anniversary  Patron of Honor William Penn Fraternal Association – music by Harmonia

10/8/2010             co-sponsoring 1956 commemoration by sending out invitations

10/9/2010             Lecture Series – Adventurers and Explorers – Ede Altmann – Hungarian architect, soldier and world traveler – sharing experience while working & traveling in Mideast

NE Ohio chapter of Fulbright visited Museum

10/21/2010           Debrecen TV visited museum and conducted interviews (copy of filmed interviews received 4/25/2012)

10/23/2010           reception for Gábor Vona, president of Jobbik and his wife Krisztina and Karoly Dan, Consul General – NY

co-sponsoring 1956 commemoration held at West Side Hungarian Lutheran Church – Dan Karoly guest speaker

11/6/2010             Andras Simlonyi, former ambassador from Hungary and Peter Fertoszogi, chairman of Kovacs Gábor Art Foundation (KOGART) visited

11/10/2010           board of directors meeting

11/13/2010           Lecture Series – Istvan Kopar – solo circumnavigation of the earth via the dangerous Southern Ocean

11/17/2010           Hungarian Genealogical Society of Cleveland held its November meeting at the Museum

12/10/2010           opening of the 25th year anniversary exhibit – Our 25 Years / Heartbeat of Hungarian Culture in NE Ohio

12/11/2010           Annual Children’s Christmas program – “music / instruments” theme

 

 

2011 

1/6/2011               Ted Horváth  – community hero of 2010 – serving on Rainey board

1/18/2011             Magdi Temesváry’s father passed away

1/19/2011             board of directors meeting

1/2011                   security system installed

1/21/2011             Galleria nominated for Cleveland’s Best Non-Traditional Venue for 2011 by CBC Magazine Connectors Choice Award

1/24/2011             reception for Katalin Csobor, representative in the Hungarian Parliament, Ms. Csobor is guest of Cleveland Council on World Affairs

2/1/2011               Michael Goldberg, professor and his class of 18 – entrepreneurship class from Case Western Reserve University attended presentation on Hungarian entrepreneurial activity in early Cleveland immigrant community – Jenny Brown gave presentation

2/16/2011             volunteer appreciation luncheon

3/12/2011             Lecture Series – Exploring the Unconscious Mind – Dr. John Nádas, M.D., psychiatrist and author

4/12/2011             hosted roundtable discussion involving representatives from various NE Ohio Hungarian organizations along with Ms Zsuzsa Repas and Mr. Attila Kocsis, members of the Hungarian government – organized by László  Bojtos

4/13/2011             board of directors meeting

4/16/2011             fourth lecture in series – The Lure of the Mountains – Dr. Piro Kramar, M.D., Hungarian born eye surgeon, member of American Women’s Himalayan Expedition – part of first American ascent of Himalayas, Annapurna I, by an all-women team in 1978 – lecture co-ordinated with the AHEA (American Hungarian Educators Association) Conference

4/29/2011             exhibit Visions of Hungary – Photographs of George Buza, George Gati and Stephen Spinder

Side exhibit celebrating 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt

5/11/2011             sponsored a table at the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

5/13/2011             Friendship Force group visited the museum

5/14/2011             fifth in lecture series – Col. Michael Kováts de Fabricy, Hungarian hero of American Revolutionary War – Ms. Marge Kotnik

5/18/2011             board of directors meeting

6/15/2011             board of directors meeting

July 2011              Review Vol. XXIV No. 1

7/10/2011             condolence letter to Georg Habsburg, on the death of his father, Dr. Otto von Habsburg

7/29/2011             3rd Hungarian Heritage Night – Lake County Captains ball game

8/27/2011             Bus Tour – Cleveland Highlights – Terminal Tower, Soldier’s & Sailor’s Monument, Chop House, Lakeview Cemetery

9/14/2011             board of directors meeting

new insurance policy ready for acceptance

Hungarian genealogy file cabinet from Gus Enyedy’s donation placed in museum – managed by Genealogy Association

9/17/2011             President Pal Schmitt and delegates visiting Cleveland – citizenship oath for new citizens administered at Museum

9/18/2011             luncheon sponsored by museum held at Marriott Key Center

10/8/2011             new Lecture Series “Networks Beyond Hungary” – Cleveland’s Buckeye Neighborhood – John T. Sabol, author

10/15/2011           15th Vintner Dinner – Shaker Heights Country Club – 200th anniversary of Ferenc Liszt, new Hungarian ambassador, Gyorgy Szapary, guest of honor, László  Bojtos, honoree, MC Mr. George Kozmon – piano recital Vera Holczer

10/18/2011           Cleveland Council on World Affairs luncheon featuring Ambassador Dr. Gyorgy Szapary – Union Club

10/24/2011           Gergely Prohle, works in Hungarian foreign ministry, visited museum

Relocation of off-site storage from Day Drive to the Halle Building – 12th floor

free of charge privileges storage at new location thanks to Tom and Kori Smith

10/26/2011           annual meeting

Slate of new officers:                                                          board of directors:

President                László  Varga                                       Kathy Gulden

Vice President       Andrea Mészáros                                                Theodore Horváth

Secretary               Csilla Varga                                          Andrew Lazar

Treasurer               Andrew Strada                                     Elmer Mészáros

Mary Jane Molnar

Vali Ratoni-Nagy

Eva Szabó

Clara Thurner

Dolores Vuyanicih

1/31/2011             storage at Forest City ceased

11/3/2011             Liszt Piano Recital – Hungarian pianist Gergely Boganyi, recipient of Kossuth prize – Cleveland Institute of Music – Mixon Hall  – museum co-sponsored concert

11/9/2011             board of directors meeting

11/12/2011           Lecture Series – The Story of Hungarian Theodore von Karman, Pioneer in Aviation and Pathfinder in Space – given by Dr. Pal Gyekenyessy, NASA scientist

11/26/2011           manned a table at the Hungarian Congress

12/3/2011             Edith Lauer receives the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary at the Hungarian American Coalition Annual general and board of directors meeting in Washington, DC from President Pal Schmitt and Ambassador Gyorgy Szapary

12/8/2011             Holiday Shopping Night

12/10/2011           Annual Children’s Christmas Program – famous Hungarians (?)

12/15/2011           George Szeretvai came to the museum to present check from Ms. Lorraine Frankino Dodero, from the Sam J. Frankino Foundation

12/21/2011           first installment of Katinka Domotorffy-Goldman Sachs donation received

 

2012 

 1/11/2012             board of directors meeting

1/28/2012             Ted Horváth  receives honor from National Child Labor Committee in NY

2/11/2012             Lecture Series – Dr. Lilla Szabó, lecture in Hungarian, Magyar Nemzeti Galeria kurator, muvesettortenesz, Fulbright scholar, “Trianon Utani Felvideki Magyar Kepzomuveszek Munkasagaval”

March 2012          Review Vol. XXV No. 1

3/10/2012             Hungarian folkdance workshop by Csardas Dance Company

3/14/2012             board of directors meeting

3/31/2012             exhibit opening –“4UNDER30” contemporary art featuring young Hungarian American artists from NE Ohio – Krisztina Lazar, Peti Tabor, Bandi Tabor, Krisztina Walter, János Nádas

4/11/2012             board of directors meeting

Board member Dr. Klára Papp leaves Cleveland for the University of New York

4/20/2012             Tri-C and Parma Schools Culture Shock – Immigration Issues in Cleveland and the Midwest – Hungarian table manned by MaryLou Uray

4/25/2012             Debrecen TV visits museum – documenting Kossuth’s travels 160 years ago and how Hungarians are preserving his memory

5/9/2012               volunteers luncheon

2nd Hungarian citizenship oath administered @ Museum @ 6 PM – Zita Bencsik and Viktoria Sass from New York consulate officiated

5/23/2012             Janus Small Associates – Three Year Work Plan – first work session

6/6/2012               annual meeting –

slate of new officers:                                                          directors:

President                László  Varga                                       Louis Borzy

Vice President       Andrea Mészáros                                                Otto Friedrich

Treasurer               Andrew Strada                                     Sándor Kezdi

Secretary               Elizabeth Kováts                                 George Kozmon

Zoltán  Mestrits

Kori Smith

Csilla Varga

Sándor Varga

László  Zala

6/16/2012             4th participation at the Hungarian Heritage Night in the Park – Captains game

6/20/2012             Janus Small Associates – Three Year Work Plan – second work session

7/25/2012             bus trip – Wooster – Ohio Light Opera – Emmerich Kalman’s “Miss Springtime”- dinner @ Balaton

7/26/2012             exhibit opening – “From Broadway to Hollywood” (Hungarian songwriters in the early days of the musical – The life and works of Henri Bereny, Victor Jacobi, George Jarno, Imre Kalman and others) – Mike Miller

8/13/2012             Three Year Work Plan – Janus Small Associates

8/29/2012             Fr. Tamas Forrai, provincial of the Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus – “Challenges of the Church and Religious Life in Today’s Hungary” presentation

9/12/2012             board of directors meeting

9/22/2012             Herend Village Pottery presentation

October 2012       Review Vol. XXV No. 2

10/9/2012             Diaspora Council meeting in Budapest held at the Hungarian Parliament attended by Edith Lauer as the Museum’s representative

10/13/2012           16th Vintner Dinner – Shaker Heights Country Club – Celebrating Philanthropy – László  Bojtos, Honorary Consul, Dr. Zita Bencsik, Deputy Chief of Mission, General Consulate of Hungary, NY – declaration given to Otto Friedrich, executive director of Museum – cimbalom recital by Alexander Fedoriouk – music by Harmonia

10/27/2012           clean-up day at the Museum

10/28/2012           opening celebration of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s new Ames Family Atrium – the Hungarians are represented at a table by Andrea and Bandi Lazar

11/7/2012             board of directors meeting

Marcia Mestrits resigns as social director / hostess for the museum and Erzsi Madzsar takes over

11/10/2012           presentation by Anna Stumpf from the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, DC.  Anna functions as a Congressional Liaison and her speech is entitled “The Hungarian Mission in Washington: An Insider’s Look”

11/23-24/2012     tables at the Hungarian Association Conference

12/08/2012           Annual Children’s Christmas Program – famous Hungarians (?)

12/12/2012           Executive committee / Operating committee meets to identify the first tasks to be implemented in our Three Year Plan

 

2013 

1/9/2013                               board of directors meeting

1/12/2013             Ede Altman presentation – “The Danube River – From its Origin to Budapest”

2/9/2013               presentation by Gabriella (Kuni) Nádas – “Hope and Strength in the Reformed Church Schools in Transylvania”

2/16/2013             clean-up day at Museum – CANCELED

2/24/2013             Erzsi Madzsar, our social director, receives the Lifetime Achievement White Stag Award from the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting

3/3/2013               museum helps publize via mailing postcard notices to our mailing list an exhibit at the Beachwood Community Center curated by George Kozmon- entitled Rhapsody – featured 6 Hungarian American artists – four of which were in our 4Under30 exhibit

3/9/2013               presentation with Carolyn Balogh on the Hungarian Cultural Garden and its up-coming 75th anniversary – Ms. Sheila Crawford of the Cultural Garden Federation, Ms. Mary Hamlin, Tour and Talks Coordinator of the Gardens, Lel Somogyi, Hungarian garden historian, Ernie Mihaly, dedicated Hungarian garden volunteer

Exhibit on the Hungarian Cultural Garden

3/12/2013             Tarjanyi Jozsef, a member of the Petofi Bizottsag, and Istvan Lakatos, Hungarian author, visited the museum

3/13/2013             board of directors meeting

Endre Szentkiralyi and M. Tevesz give presentation about reinstating Hungarian program at Cleveland State University

Krisztina Tabor gave presentation about the Andrea Szabolcs and Krisztina Fund – a portion of which will be given annually to the Museum

4/10/2013             annual meeting

slate of new officers:                                                          directors:

President                Eva Szabó                                            Michael Horváth

Vice President       Sándor Kezdi                                       Edith Lauer

Treasurer               Andrew Strada                                     Andrea Lazar

Secretary               Elizabeth Kováts                                 Steve Szappanos

Marcia Mestrits

Judy Torma

Thomas Ratoni-Nagy

Mary Lou Uray

Marika Zsulya

4/11/2013             Korosi Csoma Sándor intern, Zsolt Gyombolai,  arrives

4/13/2013             Zsuzsa Hanto presentation – Banished Families in Hungary

4/18/2013             MaryLou Uray and Csilla and Laci Varga represented the Museum in Parma at Tri-C’s Culture Shock

4/20/2013             presentation by Helen Szabja, Honorary Consul for the Republic of Hungary in Seattle, Washington and author – “My Only Choice – From Refugee to Honorary Consul”

5/8/2013               contingent of 7 Museum members attended the Hungarian American Coalition (HAC) Gala event in Washington, DC in which the Museum was honored

5/15/2013             board of directors meeting

5/19/2013             Hungarian citizenship ceremony took place in the Museum – Defense Minister Csaba Hende, Consul Dr. Viktoria Sass, Consul Administrator Bea Ozsvari, Consul General Karoly Dan, Colonel Bone dignitaries in attendance – champagne toast and light luncheon followed

5/22/2013             volunteer appreciation luncheon

6/8/2013               5th Hungarian Heritage Night at Captain’s Ball Park

6/12/2013             board of directors meeting

Request from Endre Szentkiralyi for book , Cleveland Hungarians from 1951-2011, publishing financial support

Looking into leads for creation of new website

Committee chairs asked for 2013 budget

7/13-14/2013       Cain Park Arts Festival – artistic director – George Kozmon

7/17/2013             bus trip to Wooster – Gypsy Baron – dinner at the Balaton

7/26/2013             exhibit “From Broadway to Hollywood” – Hungarian songwriters (Henri Bereny, Victor Jacobi, George Jarno, Imre Kalman, Ferenc Lehár, Aladar Renyi, Sigmond Romberg, Jeno Schwartz, Albert Szirmai and Armand Vecesy) in the early days of the musical  – presentation by Dr. Michael Miller from the Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, OH

8/15/2013             group of seniors from the west side of Cleveland visited the museum

9/4/2013               Sarolta Somogyi passes – helpful in first few years of Review publication

9/11/2013             board of directors meeting

Positively Cleveland rep Barbara Felt gives presentation

Korosi Csoma Sándor intern, Zsolt Gyombolai bids farewell

Honor Project Grant submitted

George Kozmon teaches 2 design classes – Art Education and Art Studio Program

9/14/2013             Lecture Series presentation by Dr. Tamas Fellegi, former Minister of National Development and currently President of newly formed Hungary Initiatives Foundation – “Hungary Reaches Out to the Diaspora”

10/1/2013             start of operetta films in museum

10/12/2013           Lecture Series presentation by Gergely Hajdu-Nemeth, executive director of the American Hungarian Foundation museum in New Brunswick, NJ – “The American Hungarian Foundation – Past, Present and Future”

10/19/2013           17th Annual Vintner dinner – guest of honor Ernest Mihaly – special guest Ferenc Kumin, Deputy State Secretary for International Communications in the Prime Minister’s Office – Shaker Heights Country Club

11/3/2013             president Eva Szabó leaves for Diaspora meeting in Budapest

11/9/2013             Lecture Series presentation

Magyar Club from Dayton visits museum

11/13/2013           board of directors meeting

preliminary budget report submitted

time for meetings has been changed from 7 PM to 6:30

11/30/2013           attendance at the Hungarian Associations’ Round Table discussion on Cleveland State Fulbright Scholar

Mary Jane Molnar, board member, receives the Arpad Szovetsegi Erem at the Hungarian Association’s Ball

12/2013                 Katinka Domotorffy-Goldman Sachs donation received

12/14/2013           annual Children’s Christmas Program – “Storytelling, a Favorite Winter Past-time in the Hungarian Village”

 

2014 

1/11/2014             Saturday afternoon at the movies – Lehár’s Merry Widow

1/30/2014             museum hosted an MBA class from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management – Michael Goldberg brought 2nd year students who are going to Hungary during sprig break for a broad overview of Hungary, its history and economic situation

2/2014                   Dr. Mártha Pereszlényi-Pintér retires as webmaster – she held the position from1997-2014 (17 years)

2/8/2014                               László  Hamos from Reconnect Hungary

2/12/2014             board of directors meeting

2014 budget ready for approval

Development committee established – chaired by Ted Horváth

2/22/2014             Saturday afternoon at the movies – “New Moon”

3/11/2014             finalization of new letterhead

3/12/2014             board of directors meeting

3/15/2014             two presentation days – (1) evaluation of paintings by art historian from Budapest, Dr. Lilla Szabó and (2) Peter Laki, musicologist from Bard College in Annadale-on Hudson, NY spoke on Hungary – A Musical Super Power

3/19/2014             board of directors meeting

3/23/2014             “Celebrating Ted Horváth ’s 56 Years of Dedication to Rainey Institute”

3/30/2014             Weatherhead Professor Michael Goldberg and 2 of his students were at the Kapossy radio and talked about their recent trip to Hungary and their visit to the museum prior to the trip and how it helped prepared them

4/1/2014                               new Korosi Csoma Sándor intern arrives, Bodor Mihaly

4/9/2014                               annual meeting

slate of new officers:                                                          directors:

President                Eva Szabó                                            Kathy Gulden

Vice President       Sándor Kezdi                                       Theodore Horváth

Treasurer               Andrew Strada                                     Andrew Lazar

Secretary               Elizabeth Kováts                                 Andrea Mészáros

Elmer Mészáros

Mary Jane Molnar

Vali Ratoni-Nagy

Klára Thurner

Dolores Vuyancih

Special resolution to amend Bylaws that Andrew Strada be elected to an additional term as treasurer

4/12/2014             Victims of Communism presentation by Marion Smith, Vice President of Strategic Development – Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

4/17/2014             MaryLou and John represented the Museum in Parma at Tri-C’s Culture Shock

4/21/2014             Ferenc Vojtko from the Debrecen TV visits museum re Cardinal Mindszenty’s visit to Cleveland

4/22/2014             emergency board of directors meeting – selection of new site for museum

5/14/2014             board of directors meeting

5/20/2014             thank you from Dr. Kovacs Ilona, retired director of National Szechenyi Library in Budapest, Hungary for obtaining information about a Helen Horváth

5/21/2014             volunteer luncheon / web-site training

6/7/2014               Lake County Captains Game – Hungarian Heritage night – partnership with NE Ohio Hungarian Cultural Center and William Penn Association

6/22/2014             table at the Buckeye Reunion in Hiram, OH (NE Ohio Hungarian Cultural Center)

7/17/2014             Kathy Gulden receives American Nationalities Movement of Ohio Freedom Award at annual Captive Nations Dinner

7/27/2014             Bus tour – Ohio Light Opera in Wooster, OH – Emmerich Kalman’s The Little King – dinner at the Balaton

8/6/2014               president Eva Szabó attends South Euclid Historical Society’s meeting – presentation on how museums could increase membership – GUEST SPEAKER CANCELLED

8/19/2-14              tour of museum by Homewood residence group

8/23/2014             Al Varga takes over from Jutka Torma as membership chair

8/25/2014             new website up and running – clevelandhungarianmuseum.org – Marcia Mestrits responsible for postings – through the Hungary Initiatives Fund received grant for new website – webmaster Zsolt Molnar

8/29/2014             museum closing its door at upstairs location in Galleria temporarily for relocation to the first floor – moving coordinator, vice president Alex Kezdi

9/20/2014             presentation by Gergely Gulyás , Vice President of the Hungarian Parliament –“Hungary, Today and Tomorrow”

9/10/2014             board of directors meeting

9/27/2014             Vintner Dinner – Shaker Heights Country Club

10/??/2014           exhibit “Fall of Communism in Hungary” and “Victims of Communism”

5/2/2014               Mikes Kelemen book, newspaper, manuscript, photo collection program begins

9/27/2014             18th annual Vintner Dinner – “Egeszsegedre – To Your Health” –