The Museum’s Fundraiser, the 2016 Vintner Dinner, was a success!

On Saturday evening, October 8th, the Museum welcomed its supporters at this year’s Vintner Dinner that was held at the Museum and Cafe Sausalito in the Galleria, in Downtown Cleveland. Our guests had a chance to taste five Hungarian wines from some of Hungary’s best boutique vineyards, listen to the wonderful music of Harmonia, and enjoy good food and fellowship at this, our 20th, Vintner Dinner.

This year’s Vintner Dinner honorees were Réka Pigniczky and Andrea Lauer Rice, co-producers of the The Memory Project, a visual history archive, that includes interviews of American Hungarians who immigrated to the United States after WWII and after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Andrea Lauer Rice was able to personally attend the Dinner and explained to our guests that recording memories from these historical times through the eyes of those who lived them is the compelling reason for this Project. They will continue to collect the stories of people who are willing to share their thoughts and memories of the events of 1956, as well as recording the experiences of members of the DP (Displaced Persons) generation. If you wish to learn more about this worthwhile project, you can watch the video included in this post and enter into the world of historical events through the lives of those who were interviewed by Réka and Andrea. This link is a key to so much personal information that make historical data come alive so that one can put a face to the events described in the interviews. Continue reading to view the video and the photos from the Dinner!

We are grateful to all our guests who attended this year’s Dinner and hope that you will join us next year! A wonderful time was had by all, and these photographs are proof!!

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