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May program on George Szell well received!

Ever wonder how the Cleveland Orchestra grew to be a world class institution?  On Saturday, May 11th a large audience gathered at the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society Museum to learn about George Szell, the Hungarian-born musician, composer, and conductor who built the Cleveland Orchestra into one of the finest orchestras in the world today. Marcia Hanson […]

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April’s program highlighted the Hungarian-American community in Cleveland.

Dr. Endre Szentkiralyi’s presentation on “Being Hungarian in Cleveland” was well attended and gave the audience a detailed look into the lives of Hungarian-Americans in Cleveland. Starting with a summary of the Hungarian immigrant waves into the Cleveland area, Dr. Szentkiralyi traced the contributions of each wave of immigrants, beginning with the earliest generations, up […]

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Save the Date!

The Cleveland Hungarian Museum will hold its annual Vintner Dinner on October 19, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to taste great Hungarian wines and also support the mission of the Museum. Our physical presence in Downtown Cleveland not only adds to the cultural vibrancy of Northeast Ohio, but is also a testament to the […]

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Positive feedback after lecture on the EU

On Saturday afternoon, March 9th, our audience at the Museum enjoyed a fascinating and well-prepared presentation on the European Union.  Dr. Zsolt Hetesy joined us from the Hungarian Embassy in Washington, DC. Dr. Hetesy is an extremely knowledgeable diplomat and he described in detail the complexities of the EU,  its configuration,  its history,  and its […]

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February program featuring Hungarian Folk Customs

Our first program in this Spring Series of lectures was well attended, and proved to be a well-researched, compelling presentation by Dr. Enikő Bús, a Fulbright Scholar at Cleveland State University. Dr. Bús talked about folk customs of Hungary, enriching her presentation with wonderful visuals.  She started the talk explaining the history of time, the adoption […]

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2018 Children’s Program

Saint Nicholas, Mikulás Bácsi, visited the Museum on Saturday afternoon, December 8th. He spoke with 35 children, ages 3 through 13. He inquired about their school interests, their hobbies and other activities. His visit was preceded by activities for our young visitors. The adults in their lives had a chance to see the Museum exhibits […]

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2019 Spring Lecture Series

Saturday, May 11th        George Szell:  One of the greatest orchestra builders of the 20th century, presented by Marcia Hansen Kraus, author, and musician  Marcia Hansen Kraus has recently published a book about George Szell, the Cleveland Orchestra’s towering presence for over a quarter of a century.   Ms Kraus, herself a musician and married to an oboist who […]

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Hungarian Ambassador to the United States visits Museum

Dr. László Szabó, Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, was in Cleveland the weekend of November 24th attending the Hungarian Association’s annual Congress. Before his flight back to Washington, D.C., he and his wife visited our Museum on Sunday morning. He was able to view the Museum’s exhibits and commented on the electronic media that […]

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The Songs We Hide

Our November program featured a presentation by Ms. Connie Hampton Connally, whose book, The Songs We Hide, is set in 1951 Stalinist Hungary. Beautifully written, the book’s plot and the two main characters, Péter and Katalin, serve as the vehicle through which we can catch a glimpse into the everyday experiences of Hungarians living through […]

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