Future Exhibitions, Events & Monthly Lecture Series


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Please plan on joining us for the following events sponsored by
the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society and Museum!

new.gif OUR NEXT AND NEWEST EXHIBIT OPENING - Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.
Contemporary art featuring young Hungarian American artists from the Northeast Ohio area

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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.

Fourth lecture in the series
Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hungarian Folkdance Workshop by the

This interactive program is designed for all ages, and will include educational material on Hungarian folk dance, as well as dance performances by the group. There will be opportunity to learn and practice Hungarian folkdance motifs and steps.

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Fifth lecture in the series
will be held on 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!

 NOW PAST EVENT IN THE SERIES: Saturday, October 8th, 2011: First in Lecture Series, "Cleveland's Buckeye Neighborhood." Author John T. Sabol shared with the audience the research behind his book on the Buckeye neighborhood, and signed copies.

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"Although it has been called "Little Hungary" or "Little Budapest," Cleveland's Buckeye Road neighborhood exceeds that description. A more apt moniker might be "Little Danube." Like the Danube, Buckeye's history has flowed through a multicultural immigrant community and into a modern urban neighborhood striving to make its mark. Fueled by the industry of its first settlers in the 1880s, the district spread from what is now Buckeye Road and Woodland Avenue to the border of Shaker Square. Shops, restaurants, taverns, and other businesses too numerous to count flourished. The Buckeye neighborhood became a commercial center to serve immigrants and their families who worked at the factories that dotted Buckeye's west end. Community life was refueled over the years by waves of immigrants--mainly from Hungary--fleeing various tides of oppression in Europe. As the 1970s approached, Buckeye, like many Cleveland areas, became a victim of urban flight. Today residents and businesses, along with the Buckeye Area Development Corporation, are working to create and sustain another resurgence in this grand neighborhood."  [from Amazon.com]

 NOW PAST EVENT IN THE SERIES: Thursday evening, November 3rd, 2011: Liszt piano recital, Cleveland Institute of Music, featuring internationally known Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogányi, recipient of the Kossuth prize, Hungary's highest artistic honor.  

Boganyi_Gergely.jpgGergely Bogányi, who hails from a musical family, is one of the youngest ever pianists to have won the Kossuth Prize. He was born in 1974 in Vác, Hungary (his father is Tibor Bogányi), and he was appointed a citizen of honor in his native town  ofVác at the age of 22.

He started playing the piano at the age of four. He continued his studies at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at Indiana University in Bloomington (USA) with professors László Baranyay, György Sebök, and Matti Raekallio.

He has become one of the leading pianists of his generation. Gergely Bogányi has had success in several national and international competitions. In 1996 he won the International Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest. In 2000 he was awarded the Liszt Prize by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.In 2000 he was awarded the Cross Merit of the White Rose of Finland by the President of the Finnish Republic. In 2001 his series of "Chopin's complete piano works" received the Hungarian Gramofon Prize in the category of "Best concert event and performing artist in Hungary." On March 15, 2004 he received the highest artistic award of Hungary, the Kossuth Prize hu:Kossuth-díj.

Gergely Bogányi has performed worldwide, and performs as a soloist with leading orchestras, for example the London Philharmonic in 2004. On November 27–28, 2010 he performed all the compositions of Frédéric Chopin at Palace of Arts (Mûvészetek Palotája in Hungarian) in Budapest.

 See Gergely Bogányi's website for more information and a sampling of his brilliance at the piano:  http://www.gergelyboganyi.com/


 Gyekenyesi John P.jpgNOW PAST EVENT IN THE SERIES: Saturday, November 12th, 2011: Second in our Lecture Series - Theodore Von Kármán - (1881-1963), Hungarian-American research engineer and physicist active in the fields of aeronautics and astronotics. Our presenter was Dr. Pál Gyékényesi.

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Dr. Von Kármán at the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory; President John F. Kennedy honors Dr. von Kármán; portrait of Dr. Von Kármán

Theodore von Kármán (original Hungarian name: Szõllõskislaki Kármán Tódor) (May 11, 1881 – May 7, 1963) was a Hungarian-American aerospace engineer and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He is responsible for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization. He later became an important figure in supersonic motion.  He acquired fame in the use of mathematical tools to study fluid flow, and the interpretation of those results to guide practical designs. He was instrumental in recognizing the importance of the swept-back wings that are ubiquitous in modern jet aircraft.

Dr. von Kármán He studied engineering at the city's Royal Joseph Technical University, known today as Budapest University of Technology and Economics. After graduating in 1902 he moved to Germany and joined Ludwig Prandtl at the University of Göttingen, and received his doctorate in 1908. In 1912 accepted a position as director of the Aeronautical Institute at RWTH Aachen, one of the country's leading universities. His time at RWTH Aachen was interrupted by service in the Austro-Hungarian Army 1915–1918, where he designed an early helicopter.

Apprehensive about developments in Europe, he left RWTH Aachen in 1930 and accepted the directorship of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) and emigrated to the United States. In 1936, along with Frank Malina and Jack Parsons, he founded a company Aerojet to manufacture JATO rocket motors. He later became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

German activity during World War II increased U.S. military interest in rocket research. During the early part of 1943, the Experimental Engineering Division of the United States Army Air Forces Material Command forwarded to von Kármán reports from British intelligence sources describing German rockets capable of reaching more than 100 miles (160 km).

In 1944 he and others affiliated with GALCIT founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is now a Federally funded research and development center managed and operated by Caltech under a contract from NASA. In 1946 he became the first chairman of the Scientific Advisory Group which studied aeronautical technologies for the United States Army Air Forces. He also helped found AGARD, the NATO aerodynamics research oversight group (1951), the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (1956), the International Academy of Astronautics (1960), and the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels (1956).

Early in September 1944, while in New York, he met with U.S. Army Air Forces Commanding General Henry H. Arnold on a runway at LaGuardia Airport. Hap Arnold then proposed that von Kármán move to Washington, D.C. to lead the Scientific Advisory Group and become a long-range planning consultant to the military. He returned to Pasadena around mid-September. Von Kármán was appointed to the position on October 23, 1944, and left Caltech in December 1944.

At age 81 von Kármán was the recipient of the first National Medal of Science, bestowed in a White House ceremony by President John F. Kennedy. He was recognized, "For his leadership in the science and engineering basic to aeronautics; for his effective teaching and related contributions in many fields of mechanics, for his distinguished counsel to the Armed Services, and for his promoting international cooperation in science and engineering."

Dr. von Kármán died while on a trip to Aachen (Germany) in 1963. He is buried in Pasadena, California.

Source: Adapted from several websites in public domaine.

 NOW PAST EVENT - Do plan on joining us (again) next year!!!boldog karacsonyi.jpg

 Saturday, December 10-th, 2011:
Children's Program at the MUSEUM:

THEME: Christmas Holiday Customs and Famous Hungarians!

In addition to holiday customs,  traditional holiday crafts, and seasonal cookies, children had the opportunity to learn about some famous and important Hungarians and their contributions: greats such as József Dobos, László Bíró, Ernõ Rubik...lot's of hands-on activities!

Many children participated in the program, scurrying from one activity to the other...and while they did "Christmasy" types of things, they also learned about some famous Hungarians. Trivia: who was the youngest person to win an Olympic Gold Medal? Who was named FIFA scorer of the century? Who invented the ball point pen? Can you put three colors in a row on a Rubik's Cube? Our young guests could ,and by the end of the afternoon ,they knew the answers to the questions too. Thanks to Csilla Varga, Erzsi Kováts, Magdi Mészáros, Vali Rátoni-Nagy and her sister Vera, Tini Halácsy and Orsolya Sedenszky who all helped these children learn something about their Hungarian heritage and our culture. Thanks are also in order for Mária Dolesch who faithfully makes the mézeskalács cookies that children love to decorate and then eat!


Thanks to Kati Gulden and Klári Thurner for opening the Museum and being behind the counter at the Gift Shoppe. Thanks also to Elmer Mészaros, who fashioned a great soccer game out of one foam board, a plasic cup, some tape and 5 mini soccer balls....children love that sort of stuff!

Finally, thanks to the Hungarian boy and girl scouts of Hungarian Troops 14 and 34, who took the time to share with the children two ancient Hungarian customs - Kántálás, and Betlehemezés...they were wonderful!

And thanks to ALL who helped publicize this event - and especially to Ari and Bandi Lázár for the publicity on the Kapossy Family Radio Hour!

PHOTOS of the Dec. 10 event ARE COMING!

All programs, (except for the November 2011 Liszt piano recital), are held at the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum, Second Floor, the Galleria, Downtown Cleveland. Programs begin at 2 p.m. To help the Museum cover its costs, the lecture fees are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Parking is available for $3 in the Galleria parking garage. For more information, please call Andrea M. Mészáros at 440-247-5144 visit our website home page for updates.

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WHERE:  Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum


Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum,
in the Galleria at Erieview; 2nd floor;
1309 East 9th street in downtown Cleveland

PARKING:   In underground & heated parking garage
of Galleria, Low cost parking on Saturdays !
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 Please note the following current and upcoming program(s):

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

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diningThe annual Vintner Dinner will be held
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