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Children’s program featured Hungarian folk motifs

This year’s Children’s Program was unusual in that we had to reschedule the program and we missed the annual visit from St. Nicholas (Mikulás Bácsi). So we gathered with children ages 3 through 13 on January 4th of the New Year, and painted, drew, stamped and glued flowers and designs onto various craft media…the children […]

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October’s program on the Diaspora

On October 12 the Museum hosted  a program on Hungarian Diaspora Diplomacy from the perspective of Washington DC. and how that Diaspora is served by the various consulates and the Embassy itself. Our speaker was Zita Mirk, Diaspora Liaison, Embassy of Hungary. Her presentation focused on the various initiatives that the Hungarian government has formulated to […]

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Hungary and the EU, September’s Program

 Dr. Zsolt Hetesy from the Hungarian Embassy was back to give us an update on the EU parliamentary elections that were held last spring,  and how the results of the elections impact Hungary.   Going from from one set of data to another on his Prezi presentation,  Dr. Hetesy explained how some of the new positions and issues […]

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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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