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Our team at the Kossuth Foundation is currently working on setting up a Hungarian Library. This collection of books will be available to the public soon. Besides access to the volumes, we're offering space for meetings and programs as well.

We'll be posting updates here soon, stay tuned!

In the meantime, feel free to browse our growing catalogue of books and follow us on Facebook.


2018 Kossuth Foundation award

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.

Kossuth Foundation 2019 Spring Semester Language Program

The Kossuth Foundation's Hungarian Language Program offers language classes to adults in the Washington, DC, metro area. For the spring 2019 semester, courses are taught at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in the evenings at the Kossuth House near Dupont Circle and in McLean. Courses meet once per week for 12 weeks.

Courses start on the week of January 14, 2019.

To register please contact Judit Subert Haála at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Obituary - Rev. Imre A. Bertalan

Rev. Imre A. Bertalan, 67, of Ligonier, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 in Latrobe, PA. He was Chairman of the Board of the Kossuth Foundation when he passed away.

As a policy holder in the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America when it merged with GBU Beneficial Life, Rev. Bertalan was a member of the Kossuth Foundation from its inception in 2011. He also served as our host for Board Meetings that took place frequently at the Bethlen Home in Ligonier, PA.

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Updates from the Foundation

Here are updates on two topics relevant to the Hungarian-American community in general, and to our Foundation members in particular:  the Hungarian Diaspora Regional Meeting and the Kossuth House Litigation.

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A New Home for Hungary's Masterpieces

Nestled in the ancient cradle of Europe's Carpathian Basin, Hungary is a land of fertile plains, vineyards, paprika, and castles. It is also the homeland of stunning masterpiece paintings whose beauty rivals even the greatest European opuses of Monet and Cézanne, such as works by Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka, “Pilgrimage to the Cedars in Lebanon” (1907), and Pál Szinyei Merse “The Lark” (1882).

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Hungarian Films to be Featured at DC Festival

Two Hungarian films will be featured at this month's Washington Jewish Film Festival.  The two Hungarian films, "1945" and "Keep Quiet", will be among the many films to be presented in the DC metro area from May 17-28.

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Hungary’s Most Captivating Castles

7 July, 2016

(A Hungarian version of this article is available below. A cikk magyar nyelven is elérhető)

Over the course of their rich and eventful history, Hungarians built several castles and fortresses during the Medieval Ages. These romantic and mystic architectural masterpieces offer a great opportunity for tourists to dive into our history, and learn about Hungarian kings, wars, legends, vendettas, and alliances.

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