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Cleveland Hungarian Museum

Hungarian Museum in downtown Cleveland

Another free museum in Cleveland is the Cleveland Hungarian Museum. It is located in the heart of downtown Cleveland. The mission of the Hungarian Museum is to “preserve Hungarian culture and the history of Hungarians in NE Ohio”.

The museum includes a gallery that focuses on famous Hungarian Americans such as John Hertz (founder of Hertz Car Rental), Estee Lauder (Cosmetics), Joseph Pulitzer (the Pulitzer Prize) and Colonel Michael Kovats (who fought for the colonies in the American Revolutionary War & died in Charleston, SC). There are folk costumes, a research library and a porcelain replica of the crown of Hungary. They also focus on Cleveland’s Hungarian history and the Buckeye neighborhood, also known as Little Hungary from the early 1900’s as well as the opening of the Hungarian Cultural Garden in 1938.

This museum may be small but it is full of interesting facts and artifacts. They also have a great little gift shop. They are located at E. 9th St and St. Clair inside the Galleria. They have ample parking and are open Tuesday – Friday during the day.