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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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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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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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September program on Ilona Zrinyi

The topic of our first presentation for the 2018 Fall series was “Defending the Fort: the Life and Times of Ilona Zrinyi” presented by Eszti Pigniczky, Director of Leadership Development and Training, Hungarian Scouts in Exteris. Ilona Zrinyi was an interesting woman who was born in 1643 and lived in the 17th century during an era of […]

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Museum program highlights the life and accomplishments of Paul Erdős and others.

In conjunction with the opening of our new exhibit entitled American Hungarian Contributions to Science, Mathematics and Business, members and guests of the Museum enjoyed a truly informative lecture by Mr. Zsolt Dömötörffy, who is himself a mathematician, and who was able to share with his audience many aspects of the world of numbers, symbols and […]

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Artist Beata Szpura presents on László Moholy-Nagy

On Saturday, April 14th, our guests were treated to an outstanding presentation by Ms. Beata Szpura, a fine artist and illustrator, who teaches painting and color theory at Parsons the New School for Design in Manhattan, and drawing and painting at Queensborough Community College, New York.  Ms. Szpura brought her extensive knowledge about the art […]

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Stress and health was the topic on March 10!

Our March 10th presentation by Dr. John Nádas was on a topic that hits home to most people today, who with their busy and often frantic lives, suffer periodically from the effects of stress. The fact that stress directly impacts our health was researched and first explained by Dr. János Selye, an endocrinologist who was […]

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