Debrecen Reformed College – Night of Museums 2019
June 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
For the non-Hungarian speaking, Balázs Venkovits provides a tour of the exhibition he curates in English. The exhibition looks at the experiences of Hungarians who visited America from early travellers up until the First world war.
Through their experiences, we can get an insight into the turning points of Hungarian and American history. Rare maps, diaries, and photographs, unique objects remind us of the hardships of traveling Hungarians. How did Lajos Kossuth and the ’48 emigrants receive in North America? What motivated the “one and a half million kickbackers” to find a new home? How did our first female travelers succeed?
There is a guided tour in English in the exhibition entitled Revolutionaries, Travelers, Emigrants – Hungarians in the Americas. It will take place on the 22nd June at 9 p. m. at the Reformed College of Debrecen.
The Martin Bras band will have a concert in the Szabó Magda Memorial House and the Reformed College, while Dr. Károly Fekete, Reformed Bishop, will show his art treasures to registered groups. Families and children can meet some rescue dogs in the yard of the Szabó Magda Memorial House.
The event was published in collaboration with Visit Debrecen.