Welcome to our Hungarian Library!

We're delighted to share our collection of over 1300 books (and growing!) with the Hungarian community. Read more

Washington DC Area Language Classes

Learn Hungarian or improve your language skills!

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced Hungarian language classes are offered in the evenings during spring and fall semesters for teens and adults. Read more

Kossuth House

The Kossuth Foundation is working to establish the former HRFA headquarters building at DuPont Circle in the heart of Washington, D.C. as a new Hungarian Heritage Center in the Nation’s capital. Read More
Aug 04 2018

Welcome to our Hungarian Library!

We're delighted to share our collection of over 1300 books (and growing!) with the Hungarian community.

The idea of establishing a library came from our Chairman, Gabe Rozsa in May of 2018. As the Foundation received generous book donations over the years, we had a very good number of volumes to start with. A small group of volunteers started cataloguing the books, first in a smaller office room. We quickly outgrew the first location, and we relocated to a larger room within our building. The motivated group of volunteers have not only catalogues the books, but also put the collection through a curating and categorizing process.

The end result is an organized collection of Hungarian volumes, books about Hungary, and Hungarian writers' books in English.



In our catalogue you can find classic novels, children's books, poetry, drama, science, history, journalism, a large collection of biographies and more. You can access the online catalogue, and start browsing. Look under "Browse our catalogue" in the top menu.

Our library isn't only home for the available books, but also gives space for library events. We'll be hosting story hours for kids, movie nights, boardgame afternoons, and more.

To elevate the atmosphere, we have a coffe/tea/hot chocolate corner, where our patrons can enjoy reading with a hot beverage.



With a 4-tier membership system, everyone can find a suitable enrollment plan for the year.
Our Library Coordinator, Eszti Suto, and our volunteers are happy to help you enroll, and find the books to take with you when you visit.
We're looking forward to meeting you in person, and showing you around our library.
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Kossuth Foundation News

Mission Statement

The mission of the Foundation is to, “foster diversity in American society and honor the presence of Hungarian Americans in it by maintaining and encouraging the language, heritage, religious traditions, and historical culture of Hungarians in America and the appreciation thereof.” [from Article I of the Kossuth Foundation Bylaws]

Kossuth Foundation Awarded Grant from the Bethlen Gabor Foundation

On May 24, 2018, the Kossuth Foundation was awarded a generous 1,000,000 HUF (approximately $3,600) grant from the Bethlen Gabor Foundation (Bethlen Gábor Alapitvány or BGA) to support the Kossuth Foundation’s adult Hungarian language education program. The BGA is supported by the National Policy Research Institute (Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet) of the Government of Hungary. Upon hearing of the grant award, Gabor Rozsa, Executive Director of the Foundation, said “We are enormously appreciative of the generous support we have received from the Bethlen Gabor Foundation and the Hungarian Government.”

The Kossuth Foundation’s language program offers evening adult language education in the Washington, DC metro area at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. The program employs professional teachers who are all native Hungarian speakers with practical experience in language education. In the past, the program has been supported by donations from students, and has struggled to break even. This new grant will allow the program greater flexibility to grow and provide more services to the community. Grant funds will be used to help defray the salaries of teachers and also to purchase supplies to enhance the ability of the classes to meet student needs.

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