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Count István Széchenyi memorial exhibition at the Herend Porcelain Museum

A memorial exhibition of the Association for Hungarian Memories in the World (MEVE) opened in honour of the “greatest Hungarian” at the Herend Porcelain Museum.

At the opening ceremony, Dr. Attila Simon, CEO of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd., which maintains the Porcelain Museum, greeted the guests. In his speech, he emphasized the human greatness of István Széchenyi, his innovative works and their impact to this day. Dr. Attila Simon emphasized: “Hungarian history has had great Hungarians and great people called István (Stephen). Such is King St. Stephen, the founder of Hungary, or the great Hungarian of the current memorial exhibition, as they say: the greatest Hungarian, Count István Széchenyi. There are great Hungarians who are timeless. Even though their souls leave their bodies, they remain with us forever, live forever and remain part of our everyday lives forever.”

Dr. Miklós Messik, President of MEVE, spoke about their mission activities and the significance of the exhibition. Guest of honour at the opening ceremony was the Kossuth Prize-winning actor Károly Eperjes, who had played the role of the legendary historical figure in the film A Hídember (The Bridgeman). In his exciting, suggestive speech, he said many interesting things about István Széchenyi. The life and value system ​​of the “greatest Hungarian” must be exemplary for the future generations! The exhibition was opened by Zoltán Szemereki, President of the Széchenyi Society, praising the great location and the beautiful surroundings. The Széchenyi Memorial Museum provided several valuable relics for the exhibition. Gréta Fehér, a student of the Csermák Antal School of Music, played the flute.

The exceptional exhibition paying homage to the memory of Count István Széchenyi awaits visitors in Herend until the beginning of June.

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