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redball  ABOUT THE MUSEUM -General Information

Clevelandi Magyar Történelmi Társulat

  A TOUR of the Museum 
- Permanent Collections
& Exhibitions




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  MEMORIAL PAGES:  Margaret Dosa,   [Others to follow]

Cleveland & NE Ohio 

GREAT LINKS to other Hungarian Sites!


Our traditional fundraiser, theVintner Dinner!

Delegation from Cleveland returns from Karcag, Hungary, after honoring Michael Kovats de Fabriczy, American Revolutionary War hero born in Hungary

Grand Opening in the Galleria at Erieview location, March 15, 2003
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Sponsored by the :

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new.gif Please note: Regular hours have now resumed after the Christmas holidays:
(Regular  post-holiday hours:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 11 am - 3 pm)

Beautiful items available in the Gift Shoppe.
- See link and see below for holiday sales!

   If you wish to visit the Museum on one of the Saturdays that we are open for a special event, may we suggest that you park in the Galleria Garage which you can enter off Lakeside Ave. Take the elevator up from the garage to the lobby - push the button for 2. . . that is the way to access the 2nd floor Museum.

   There is a fee for parking in the garage - usually reduced on Saturdays.

E-mail:  magyarmuzeum@hotmail.com
Call the Museum  & Gift Shoppe at the 
Galleria at Erieview directly at 
216  523-3900 
(voice mail when not open)

  We can arrange to open the Museum on special request but people should call ahead. . . the Museum number is 216-523-3900.

(Guests and Visitors please also note - in case of bad weather, please feel free to telephone before coming to Museum, -- to be sure we are open! ) 

Cleveland Hungarian
Heritage Museum; 

in the Galleria at Erieview;
2nd floor; 

1309 East 9th street
in downtown Cleveland 

In underground & heated 
parking garage of Galleria building, 
(Enter off Lakeside Ave. )
Reduced parking fee on
those Saturdays when Museum is open.

Need a map??  
Click here & try: 

It will bring you from
your door to our door !

(NOTE:  For "Mapquest,"use
"1309 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH"

as your "destination point.")


Current special exhibit -

March 31 through June, 2012.
Contemporary art featuring young Hungarian American artists
from the Northeast Ohio area

new.gifWe are also happy to announce that a selection of items donated
to the Museum over the past 4 years are now on exhibit.

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"On Saturday, March 31, 2012, what an opening it was! Visitors started to pour in around 4 o'clock
and continued for at least half hour more. There was plenty of food and drinks including wine
to keep the conversations and viewing of the exhibits going. The 4 young artists were there
to mingle with the crowd. The crowd swelled  to well over 100 with the majority
being young faces. Absolute delight! "

"At 5:30 the more formal portion of the afternoon started with a brief greeting from the president,
followed by the introduction of the artists by George Kozmon:
Krisztina Lazar, Krisztina Walter, Janos Nadas and Peter Tabor.
Each artist briefly described his/her work and the audience had a chance to ask some interesting
questions. As part of the program, and in addition to her exhibit items, Krisztina Lazar
presented a dance in costume with balloons outside the Museum doors, open to interpretation
by the audience."

"The conversations continued inside the Museum past the designated time of 7 o'clock and
it was around 7:30 when all the visitors were out of the Museum and not without our urgings."

"All in all this was a great success! We thank George Kozmon and the 4 young artists who
made this happen. We owe thanks to Marcia, Kati, Zoli, Klara, Mary Jane, and Sanyi for the
plentiful food and drinks. Thanks to Otto for setting up the microphone."

                                        László Varga, President

hol-bi.jpgWhile you are here - please visit our beautiful  GIFT SHOPPE for Hungarian gift items. The Shoppe has a wide selection of gift items with a Hungarian flair and flavor.

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 Please note the following upcoming program(s):

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society and Museum invites you
to join us for the following events in 2011 - 2012!

Our 2011-2012 lecture series:
"Networks beyond Hungary"

Please join us for the following events sponsored by the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society and Museum!
Events are listed by date below.

  • All the lectures start at 2:00 p.m. on the days listed, at the Museum in the Galleria.

  • All lectures are in English, except where noted.

  • Coffee and refreshments follow the programs.

  • On Saturday lecture days, the Museum opens at 11:00 a.m. (Closed on non-lecture Saturdays)

  • Lecture fee: $10 for adults and $5 for students.

  • $3.00 parking available in the Galleria underground parking garage.

  • Please call Andrea Meszaros at (440) 247-5144 to let us know you will be attending so that we may plan for those wonderful refreshments after the programs, or write us at magyarmuzeum@hotmail.com

Click here for more detailed descriptions of events in the lecture series:

Fifth lecture in the series
a Saturday in April, 2012


    Miss Springtime.jpgTHE CLEVELAND HUNGARIAN HERITAGE SOCIETY invites you to join us on a bus trip to Wooster, Ohio for presentation of MISS SPRINGTIME on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 2 p.m.

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More than any company in the world, The Ohio Light Opera has championed the operettas of Hungarian-born Emmerich Kálmán

MISS SPRINGTIME - in the original Hungarian Zsuzsi kisasszony (literally "Miss Suzy") - is an operetta in 3 acts, brimming with catchy Viennese waltzes, marches, and ensembles! It premiered at the Vig Theater in Budapest (Vígszínház) on February 23, 1915. As Miss Springtime, it opened on Broadway in 1916. With a German libretto, a revised version of the musical premiered as Die Faschingsfee in Vienna, at the Johann Strauss Theater, in 1917.

The bus will leave from the West Side Market parking lot, next to St. Emeric's Church, at 11:45 a.m. Adequate free parking is available.

We will have a delicious dinner at The Balaton Restaurant on the way home.

Cost is $85 per person. Deadline for reservations is July 9th, 2012, but only 50 seats are available on the bus - first come, first served.

  Click HERE for the downloadable reservation form -
Print it out and send it in with your check!
Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity - reserve early!

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Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Click HERE to download a printable version of the flyer and the reservation form:

Baseball night 2012

See also our "Future Events" Webpage
for a list of upcoming lectures, programs & special events.



 Scroll below for additional (past) highlights:

Memories of the President of Hungary
on his historic first visit to Cleveland,
September 17-18, 2011

    Click here for highlights of the Hungarian citizen oath-taking ceremony
that took place at the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum.

Hungarian Museum Video links

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Solymosi Dóra Török-Magyar Vitéz About our cultural program  in the lecture series . . .

Saturday, November 14, 2009: (NOW PAST) - Lecture: "The Golden Age of Transylvania and Relations with the Turks" - Presenter: Dóra Solymosi, from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio. If you were unable to join us in person, WE WILL VERY SOON RE-LOAD the Video Link to Professor Solymosi's presentation. We regret, it is still in server transition, but should be available shortly.


Below - Slovenian dancers:
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Saturday, May 9, 2009, the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society hosted the third in a Series of Cultural Programs funded in part by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. We are a part of the rich cultural heritage in Cuyahoga County, and had designed a series of programs for all ages that enriched our audience with the folk songs, dances and seasonal customs of Hungary, and of three other cultures represented in our community. During our program entitled. . .


. . we discovered the world of Hungarian & Slovenian folk dance, as the Cleveland Hungarian Scout Folk Ensemble & the Folklorna Skupina Kres Slovenian Dancers shared the grace and beauty of folk dancing. As per our tradition, during the reception following, we exchanged ideas and had an opportunity to meet our guests.

The invitation card can be viewed on our "Past Events" link.
 Video Link
 Multi-Ethnic Program series, Program 3, May 9, 2009

About our  previous cultural program - and the Video of the event. . .

cuyahoga.jpg On Saturday, March 14, 2009, the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society hosted the second in a Series of Cultural Programs funded in part by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. We are a part of the rich cultural heritage in Cuyahoga County, and had designed a series of programs for all ages that  enriched our audience with the folk songs, dances and seasonal customs of Hungary, and three other cultures represented in our community. During our program entitled. . .

"Seasonal Customs and Leisure Activities"

rainey-logo.jpg. . . we discovered the world of Hungarian and African village customs as folks lived the cycles of birth, childrearing, love and old age and experienced leisure activites such as storytelling and games, with the expert guideance of two fine ethnographers, Endre Szentkirályi of the Hungarian Scout Assocation in Exteris, and Ismail D. Douglas of the Rainey Institute of Cleveland.

The invitation card can be viewed on our "Past Events" link.

Video Link  Multi-Ethnic Program series, Program 2, March 14, 2009  

About our previous cultural program  - and the Video of the event. . . . . . .

cuyahoga.jpg On Saturday, November 8, 2008, the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society hosted the first in a Series of Cultural Programs funded in part by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. We are a part of the rich cultural heritage in Cuyahoga County, and have designed a series of programs for all ages that will enrich our audience with the folk songs, dances and seasonal customs of Hungary, and three other cultures represented in our community.

Saturday, November 8, 2008:  Folk Songs - how lyrics reflect the life and values of a community, featuring Roots of American Music (artists/educators) and Rev. Éva Tamásy and the "Kis Magyar Kórus"- (The program compared the folk song lyrics of Appalachia and of the various regions of Hungary.)

      Video Link  Multi-Ethnic Program series, Program 1, November 8, 2008  

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Our website targets information mostly for the NE Ohio area!  
Check our links for more geographically extensive items of interest, including Cleveland-Magyar!
Our primary language of publication is ENGLISH - -
so that we may reach a wider audience who do not speak the Hungarian language.
(However, we do have many items of interest in MAGYAR!)

fejlec2.jpgLooking for your HUNGARIAN FAMILY TREE ??? Check out this service:

    Genealógia, Családfakutatás

For lots of Hungarian related information, check out
"The Gulyás Pot" - click on the logo below:


For a sampling
of the Museum's more recent exhibits
and other events, click here
to be taken to the "Past Events" page:

For Hungarian programs in the area
or here at the Museum   - - -

Visit our :  Links to "Useful Addresses,"Cleveland & Northeast Ohio" 

1)- Media - blogs, e-mail newsletters, radio, tv, papers, etc.
  2.)  Religious Organizations
3.)   Social & Cultural Organizations
 4.)   Links (websites) to Cleveland area organizations

or for LOCAL HUNGARIAN EVENTS, click on the calendar or directly to Clevelandmagyar.org:


Please note:  New volunteers and continuing volunteers are needed for the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum and also for the GIFT SHOPPE! Friends and Patrons of the Museum -- your help is requested!  New volunteers are always most welcome.

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Magyar Történelmi Társulat
Cleveland, Ohio USA

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