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Soccer at the Museum

On Saturday afternoon, March 9th, Dr. John Gyékényesi gave a wonderful talk on how soccer developed locally in Cleveland starting in the 1950s. He described how soccer in Ohio became a force in the American soccer arena, and how the game was such a big part of Hungarian recreational life for both youth and adults […]

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Linguistics for everyone! February’s program was outstanding!

In February, we celebrate International Mother Language Day.  In celebration of this day, we heard a lecture by a distinguished Hungarian linguist, Dr. Krisztina Fehér.  She presented the results of her research about children’s perception of regional dialects of Hungarian.  A regional dialect is a variety of a language spoken in a particular geographical area. The common perception is that regional dialects […]

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Mikulás and a cimbalom at the Museum

On Saturday December 9th, we welcomed 29 children and the many parents and grandparents who accompanied them to the Museum for our Annual Children’s Program. We had a full house, including members of our Board who dropped in, and some adult guests and friends of the Museum who came to see the Domján Exhibit and […]

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Introducing Sándor Kányádi!

It was an uplifting literary afternoon for those of us who were privileged to hear Judit Havas present some of the beautiful poetry of Sándor Kányádi. Our presenter enriched her presentation of Kányádi’s  poetry by weaving in highlights of his personal and professional life. Kányádi was a personal friend of Judit Havas, and that impacted […]

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April 15th Program was well-received!

Mr. Marcin Zgiep, the presenter at our April 15th program, gave an excellent lecture which was very well-received by the audience. According to some of the feedback, it was “so well done, so clearly delivered, and so well organized “. The talk explained in such clear and poignant terms that the Polish Solidarity movement truly unflinchingly ripped the […]

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We explored Nirvana on March 11th

We had a great turnout for Dr. János Nádas’s presentation on the subject of Nirvana. Dr. Nádas is the President of the Hungarian Association, a Cleveland-based Hungarian cultural organization that sponsors an annual Congress  which provides a forum for discussion of issues that impact Hungarian Americans. Most of our guests are familiar with his work within […]

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Well presented, well attended, well received!

Zsolt Máté, our speaker on February 11th, presented riveting details about the 1956 Hungarian revolution using various source materials from several presidential libraries, US Department of State archives, and oral histories.   His talk illuminated three divergent perspectives on the revolution:  Hungary’s expectations, the American governmental point of view, and the American Hungarian perspectives.  He situated […]

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October 8th program featured personal stories about Hungarian identity.

We had a wonderful program on Saturday October 8th! This was the second in our Lecture Series, and it was truly a memorable experience for all of us- both for the presenters as well as our guests. Five members of our Hungarian community here in Northeast, Ohio shared their thoughts in discussing the topic, Getting to know members of our […]

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