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HUNGARIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM

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You can call the Gift Shoppe/Museum at the Galleria at Erieview directly at 216  523-3900
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On behalf of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum, the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society is happy to report that we reopened our Museum doors to the public, in new splendor, at the Galleria at Erieview, 1309 East 9th Street, in downtown Cleveland,on Saturday, March 15, 2003!

We are now in 2011, and our Museum is still going strong if not even better!

The Museum and Gift Shoppe are now both  located on the upper level [floor 2] of the Galleria.  Parking is available in the Galleria underground indoor garage, enter from Lakeside Avenue, just east of East 9th street. Bear right on downward ramp.

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 also most welcome.

(The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum closed its doors at the Euclid Square Mall location as of December 31, 2002.)


Mission statement of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum:

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society's mission is to preserve Hungarian  culture and the history of Hungarians in Northeast Ohio, so that present and future generations can draw upon its collection for education, inspiration, and enrichment.  To carry out its mission, the Society sponsors educational and research activities and operates a museum and a library as a repository for Hungarian historical, literary, and artistic items.

The Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.




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Open Days and Times 

Invitation from the President of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society   

Opening Day Ceremonies  

Acknowledgements, Web Site Information  

Useful Addresses, Phone, Fax, E-mail

 MAILING ADDRESS of the SOCIETY : 

Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society
[
Magyar Történelmi Társulat]
P.O.   Box 24134
Cleveland, Ohio  44124
(216)  523-3900 

You can also call the Gift Shoppe/Museum at the Galleria at Erieview directly at 216  523-3900
(voice mail when not open)

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Open Days and Times

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ARCHIVES - Opening Day Ceremonies

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Elmer Meszaros, Program Emcee, introduces The Honorable Jane Campbell, then-Mayor of Cleveland,
who cut the ribbon under the "Székely Kapu" - the entrance to the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage
Museum in its new location in the Galleria at Erieview in downtown Cleveland, Saturday, March 15, 2003.

On behalf of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum, the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society was happy to report that we reopened our Museum doors to the public, in new splendor, at the Galleria at Erieview, 1309 East 9th Street, in downtown Cleveland,on Saturday, March 15, 2003!

More than 400 guests and well-wishers dropped by to view the new Museum, during a Champagne Reception from 2-4 pm, Saturday, March 15, 2003, hosted by the Society.  Guests began arriving even before 2 pm to sign the guest book, while the strains of Hungarian music played by Mr. Alex Fedouriak on the "cimbalom" were heard in the background. Since the opening of the Museum fell on the Hungarian National Holiday of March 15, guests were received not only with a program and refreshments, but also a "kokarda" [lapel pin] of the national red-white-green colors, set off by an American flag, to show our Hungarian-American solidarity.

At 2:30 pm, emcee Mr. Elmer Meszaros as well as Society president Mr. Steve Szappanos greeted the guests. Mr. Meszaros then introduced the Mayor of Cleveland, the Honorable Jane Campbell, who cut the ribbon at the Museum entrance. Mr. Meszaros also introduced a few special guests to the audience,  then presented Mayor Campbell with a special "Key to the Museum" provided by Mrs. Maria Friedrich and that had been engraved especially for this event by Mrs. Mary Temesvary, co-Manager of the Gift Shoppe.

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society and Museum are particularly grateful to Mr Werner Minshall, Owner, to Mr. David Peters, General Manager and Ms. Diane Thomas, Marketing Manager of the Galleria; to Café Sauselito in the Galleria  for their contributions of hors d'oeuvres and food  and beverage service, to Mr. Steve Tokar of Custom Floral in Mentor, Ohio, and  to the Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel, for their additional contributions.

Not to be forgotten are all the wonderful Hungarian-American ladies (and quite a few gentlemen!), who also contributed Hungarian style pastries and savory dishes for the buffet. It was also very warming to note that all the major Hungarian cultural organizations as well as churches in the NE Ohio area supported the opening of the Museum by the presence of the President of the organization, or another  representative. Our guests included people of all ages, from babies to people in their 90s, as well as Museum friends and supporters who are not of Hungarian or Hungarian-American background. A huge thank you to all for making the event such a smashing success.

It is with much appreciation that the Society and Museum thanks its Officers, Board of Directors, Members and Donors, and especially all the Volunteers, without whom none of our successes and accomplishments thus far would have been possible.  Special thanks are in order for Mr. Otto Friedrich, Executive Director, and Mr. Andrew Lázár, for spearheading the set-up of the permanent exhibitions.

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Acknowledgements, Web Site Information

This web site is brought to you courtesy of John Carroll University, located in University Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.  Special thanks are in order for Mr. Michael Quinn, Director of Development Communications (Public Affairs), Mr. James Burke, Director of Networking & Systems (Information Services), Mr. Richard Valente, Executive Director of Information Services, and to Dr. Wendy Shapiro, Director of Instructional Technology Services.

Webmaster for design, layout, and content of this site is Dr. Mártha Pereszlényi (Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Cultures).  

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