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Upcoming events

    • 10 March 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 2121 Snow Road, Parma OH 44134

    Normally the C-RS Cleveland Chapter takes the winter off due to weather. Since Easter is early this year falling on March 31, and there is promise of mild weather, the chapter will have its first meeting on Sunday, March 10th.

    The topic is "What is Covering Your Easter Basket?” This is an opportunity to show off your family heirloom of a basket cover or one that you have made yourself. If you know of a place that sells basket covers, please bring that information with you. Light refreshments will be served.

    Since Cleveland weather is apt to change at the last minute, please provide your name, phone number and/or e-mail to Marcia at (440) 331-3856 or mbenko@prodigy.net, if you are planning to attend. Should the Chapter cancel the meeting, Marcia will call you.


06 November 2022 In-Person Video of Ribbon Cutting for New Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural Garden Sign and One World Day

26 October 2022 Carpatho-Rusyn Day Library Display with Information

28 August 2022 Ribbon Cutting for New Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural Garden Sign and One World Day

09 May 2022 Cemetery Sleuthing

24 February 2021 Polish Genealogy Online - Portals and Databases

30 August 2020 One World Day - 75th Anniversary

17 July 2020 Tour Croatian Museum - Lunch at Dubrovnik Garden Restaurant

11 June 2020 Webinar - Using DNA to Answer Real Research Questions

08 April 2020 Free Webinar - Decoding Social Security:Providing Benefits to Our Ancestors

29 March 2020 Easter Foods and Traditions

08 March 2020 Who Are The Rusyns?

15 December 2019 Christmas Carols (Koljady) and Christmas Eve Foods (Velija)

10 November 2019 Documentary “ The Velvet Revolution”

20 October 2019 Cleveland Chapter General Meeting with Guest Speaker John Righetti

08 September 2019 2019 Carpatho-Rusyn Heritage Tour Commentary and Photos


14 July 2019 Dining With Duchnovich

17 May 2019 Cleveland Tour May 17th, Tour Rusyn Sites in Cleveland

09 April 2019 Participating in Eastern European Congress of Ohio Dinner

07 April 2019 Sponoring "Who is Irena Nevicky?" - Story Told by Paul Burik

10 March 2019 Rusyn Genealogy Session

16 December 2018 Kolodej, Food and Recipes for the Christmas Holidays

11 November 2018 “Our Flag Still Waves”

26 October 2018 Celebrate the founding of the country of Czechoslovakia in 1918

16 September 2018 One World Day at Cleveland Cultural Gardens

22 July 2018 Cleveland Chapter presents the 2nd annual "Dining with Duchnovich"


24 June 2018 The Differences and Similarities Between Rusyns and Slovaks

29 April 2018 “Tips and Tricks on Using FamilySearch.org in Your Eastern European Genealogy Research”

18 March 2018 Meet and Greet with Bishop Milan Lach, SJ

04 February 2018 Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, Family Search, Findmypast and MyHeritage” by Sunny Morton

11 November 2017 Converting Many Forms of Media to Digital Format

26 October 2017 CARPATHO-RUSYN DAY - Cleveland City Hall

15 October 2017 Iconography

17 September 2017 Presentation on Vistula Operation

27 August 2017 One World Day

23 July 2017 Dining With Duchnovich

07 May 2017 Introduction to the Cyrillic Alphabet by Paul Burik

02 April 2017 Comparison & Contrast of Easter & traditions in Europe and US

05 March 2017 Symbolism and History of Wooden Church Interior Architecture

12 November 2016 Cooking Lesson in Parma - Traditional Christmas Foods

22 October 2016 Genealogy Research in Cleveland

02 October 2016 C-RS at Cleveland Museum of Art's 100th Anniversary

19 September 2016 Blessed Theodore Romzha Seminary Choir

18 September 2016 C-RS National Goals for the Present and Future

28 August 2016 C-RS Cleveland Chapter at the 100th Anniversary of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Chapter Officers

President : Marcia Benko

Vice-President : Barbara Popovich

Treasurer : Karen Bodner

Recording Secretary :  Francis (Fran) Burik

Trustee : Diana Essock

Rusin Garden Representative : John Krenisky

Rusin Garden Representative : Diana Essock

Carpatho-Rusyn Society

915 Dickson St.
Munhall, PA 15120-1929
(412) 206-9508‬

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