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2016 Vintner Dinner honors Memory Project Co-producers!

The 2016 Vintner Dinner not only celebrated the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society and its Museum, it also served as a forum to honor two young Hungarian American women, Réka Pignicky and Andrea Lauer Rice, who have collaborated in a most unusual and compelling Memory Project, a visual history archive. The Project seeks to memorialize the […]

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Visit of Hungarian Dignitaries on 9/6/15

Early in the morning of September 6, 2015, the Hungarian community was honored by a group of Hungarian elites: László Kövér, President of the Hungarian Parliament,; László Veress, head of the Presidential Secretariat; Jenő Szász, President of the Hungarian Strategic Planning Commission; Péter Sárdi, Dept of Foreign Affairs; András Virág, Assistant to the head of […]

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Visiting Hungarian Author Presents Her Latest Work

On July 14, 2015 more than 50 enthusiastic guests gathered at our museum to have Judith Petres-Balogh review her newest work, “School of a Different Kind”.  This book is a translation into English by this author of the original work written in Hungarian by Nora Sztaray.  The theme is the history of the Hungarian gimnazium in […]

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Ambassador Szemerkényi visits Museum

On Tuesday evening, June 30th, members of the Cleveland Hungarian Museum and of the greater Cleveland Hungarian American community welcomed Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi to the Museum for a reception.  Dr. Szemerkényi is Hungary’s ambassador to the United States, and this was her first visit to Cleveland. Representative Marcy Kaptur was also an honored guest […]

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Cleveland Hungarian organizational leaders meet with Hungarian Consular Official

On Tuesday evening, May 19th, members representing  various Cleveland Hungarian organizations met with Dr. Imre Szakács at the Museum, for an informal “round table” discussion of the various issues affecting our local Hungarian community and its organizations. Dr. Szakács is one of five Hungarian consular diplomats throughout the world, whose task is to aid Hungarian […]

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Presentation on the Hungarian Diaspora, and the programs that affect our Cleveland area Hungarian American community.

Museum hosts Cleveland Hungarians to discuss Diaspora Programs

On the evening of March 25th, 2015, the Hungarian Heritage Museum hosted members of the Cleveland Hungarian community at a presentation on the available Diaspora programs that are designed to help the Hungarian communities outside of the homeland retain their Hungarian identities. Edith Lauer summarized the history behind the formation of this critical component of […]

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Valentine Appreciation Luncheon

The highly anticipated luncheon for those volunteers who helped move the Museum met with a small snafu. The luncheon was set for 12 noon, but by eleven there was a raging snowstorm outside. Considering all of this, there was a nice number in attendance with no shortage of food–plenty to eat and some to take […]

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2014 Children’s Program

Mikulás Bácsi visited the Hungarian Museum at the Galleria on a December  Saturday afternoon, and to the delight of 27 children, he passed out treats all the while talking with each one, asking them their name and encouraging them to talk about themselves a bit. Before Mikulás Bácsi arrived for his visit, the children saw a traditional […]

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