Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society1301 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-523-3900 | https://clevelandhungarianmuseum.org/
Hungarian History in Cleveland
The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum to preserves the history and culture of Hungarians in Northeast Ohio.
Located within the Galleria at Erieview in downtown Cleveland, the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Museum preserves the history and culture of Hungarians in Northeast Ohio. The museum features a permanent collection of artifacts, furniture and clothing from the immigration period, and an archive highlighting the stories of Hungarians as they built and maintained a community in Cleveland. Travelling exhibits, lectures, and community events are hosted by the museum on a regular basis.
Along with many other groups of Eastern Europeans, large numbers of Hungarian immigrants began arriving in Cleveland in the late 1800s for both political and economic reasons. As the local population grew, Hungarians began to take a larger role in the community, contributing many religious, political, and business leaders and dotting Cleveland’s cityscape with social halls, churches and schools.