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Hungarian American Cultural Association (HACA)

The Hungarian American Cultural Association (HACA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
that supports Hungarian cultural events in the Washington DC area, as well as across
the United States. HACA played a significant role in supporting the Hungarian exhibition
at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2013. Over one million visitors learned so much
about Hungary during this exhibition.

Presently, HACA is sponsoring the special exhibit at the Daughters of the American Revolution
Memorial Centenial Hall in Washington DC. This exhibit is highlighting the book called
"In the Centenial Footsteps of the Great War from Sarajevo to Versailles" by Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy.

Because of the refugee crisis in Ukraine, HACA is working closely with the Hungarian Interchurch
Aid organization to raise funds to provide basic necessities such as food, blankets, and hygiene items
for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine and coming to Hungary. Hungary has received over 531,000 refugees
as of April 1, 2022. Please use our Donate page for an opportunity to help these refugees.

In the past, HACA sponsored the Hungarian Heritage Blues Festival. For more information
and tickets to the First Hungarian Heritage Blues Festival at The Hamilton Theater in Washington, DC
in please visit: The Hamilton DC.com

Proceeds from this Festival benefitted the restoration of Himler House, the 1920s Himlerville, Kentucky,
home of Hungarian immigrant Martin Himler, as a designated United States national landmark.
Colonel Martin Himler served Hungary and the United States during World War II as a member of the United States
Office of Strategic Services, which later became the Central Intelligence Agency.

Hungarian musicians and musicians with Hungarian roots are building the bridge of music between the two countries.
The first Hungarian Heritage Blues Festival will gather a fantastic group of Hungarian-American musicians
including Little G. Weevil, John Németh and Grammy Award winner John Popper of the Blues Traveler. The Festival
celebrates the integrity of music, exceptional talent and promises a very special journey to the spring of happiness.