Commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1956
3929 Carp Rd, Carp, ON K0A 1L0, Canada
The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum is honoured to partner with the Embassy of Hungary in Canada to present two travelling exhibitions in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.
For Freedom and Independence pays tribute to the young leaders of the spontaneous Hungarian uprising that grew to become a revolution and fight for freedom in 1956. The exhibition was produced by the Terror Háza Múzeum (House of Terror Museum) in Budapest, Hungary. Founded in 2002, the Museum features exhibits related to the fascist and communist regimes in 20th century Hungary, and serves as a memorial to their victims.
Produced by The Rakoczi Foundation, the Hungarian Exodus commemorates the arrival to Canada of over 37,000 refugees following the Hungarian uprising of 1956, and of the contribution of Hungarian Canadians to this country.
Founded in 1953 to maintain Hungarian cultural traditions in Canada, and to help Hungarian-Canadians establish roots in their new adopted homeland, the Toronto-based Rakoczi Foundation has since become a pillar of the community in its commitment to students through scholarship programs and grants, and for its humanitarian relief that reaches out to those in need in Canada and Europe.
Date: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016Optional guided of the Museum: 6 to 7 pm Reception and exhibition launch: 7 to 9 pmRefreshments provided by the Embassy of HungaryRSVP required (space is limited)
For more information contact Megan Lafrenière at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-839-0007 x227.
The event is sponsored by the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight 60th Anniversary Memorial Board.
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Optional Guided Museum Tour and Exhibtiion Launch