The Museum’s March program featured Ambassador Dr. Takács Szabolcs who gave an insightful and thoughtful presentation on U.S.-Hungarian diplomatic relations. 2021 marks the 100th year anniversary of U.S. -Hungarian diplomatic relations, and Ambassador Takács’s thorough review of the various issues that the two nations faced over the past 100 years demonstrated his understanding of the […]
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Celebrating Franz Lehár
Andrea Lázár was our presenter for the February program, the first in our 2021 Spring Lecture Series. Her dynamic and wonderful summary of the life and work of this eminent operetta composer was well-received. The audience enjoyed the enthusiasm with which Andrea shared her vast knowledge of the world of operetta, and in particular, the […]
Our 2020 Fall virtual Trianon Series of lectures was well received and you can view the Zoom videos here!
Like many organizations, the Hungarian Museum in Cleveland had to adjust to the restrictions placed on group gatherings. To this end, we turned to the world of virtual programming and featured a series of four lectures on the Treaty of Trianon, 2020 being the 100 year anniversary of the treaty. (more…)
Part I of Trianon Series
Our first venture into the online lecture format was Part I in a three part series on the 1920 Treaty of Trianon. The Treaty of Trianon-the part of the Paris Peace Settlement that dealt with Hungary-constituted the most severe setback suffered by the Hungarian nation since the Battle of Mohács in 1526. In the first […]
Hungarian Love Poems for Hungarian Valentines!
On February 8th we held our first lecture in the 2020 Spring Series: Love poems of Hungary by Dr. Marta Pereszlenyi-Pinter. To get the audience into the right frame of mind, Marti handed out chocolate at the start as dark chocolate is thought to be an aphrodisiac. It was a wonderful engaging and informative talk. Marti […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]