The Croatian Heritage Museum located in Eastlake Ohio helps keep Croatian holiday customs alive by creating an exhibit each Christmas season. The exhibit includes a large jaslica (manager) with figures dressed in historic Croatian nos"nija (folkdress), a tree decorated with traditional ornaments which one may have found in the selos (villages) of Croatia as late as the early 1900s, a photo exhibit of the preparing of traditional holiday foods povitica (nutroll), burek , krus"kovac (pear brandy), mlince. We also have a full scale kuc"a as typical of those found in the selo, with maniquens dressed in beautiful antique nos"nija gathered around the Christmas table. There are also many items which can be purchased.
The exhibit will open Sunday, December 1, from 1 PM to 5 PM. We will have live traditional music as well as some wine, cheese, kobasica, and homemade Croatian kolac". The opening is no charge and all are welcome - dobro nam dos"li!
The exhibit will remain until after Orthodox Christmas. Hours are each Friday evening from 7 PM to 10 PM and for the Christmas season the museum will be open each Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. The museum operates on gifts and donations and is staffed by volunteers.
The Croatian Heritage Museum is located at: 34900
Lakeshore Blvd (at Rte. 91)
From the west take the Ohio Turnpike to I-90, exit on Ohio Rte 2 east, take exit for Route 91 at the end of the ramp turn left and take 91 north until it ends at Lakeshore Blvd turn into the second driveway on the left.
From the south take I-271 north (do NOT take the express lanes!) until it ends at I90 exit left onto I-90 east about 1/4 mile to the first exit, Rte 91, at the end of the ramp turn right. Take Rte 91 north until it ends at Lakeshore Blvd turn into the second driveway on the left
From the east take I-90 to the exit for Rte 91, at the end of the ramp turn right Take Rte 91 north until it ends at Lakeshore Blvd turn into the second driveway on the left
If you are in the Cleveland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Western New York area please plan to attend our opening I believe you will be pleased with this event.
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