non-profit tax exempt cultural and educational organization
founded November 21, 2000 in New Orleans. The membership
consists of US citizens of Hungarian ancestry, Hungarian
citizens temporarily staying in the New Orleans area and
others interested in Hungarian culture. The President
J. Gergatz, Vice president Julianna Bika,
Treasurer Aniko Vigh and Secretary Diane Szegfu.
The organization underwrites the Nyugati Hirlevel a monthly
electronic newsletter. It meets quarterly at various venues.
Hungarla has sponsored the
installation of a bronze plaque on Lafayette Square in
New Orleans to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the
visit of Lajos (Louis) Kossuth to New Orleans between
March 25 and April 1, 1852. Kossuth addressed 8000 citizens
on Lafayette Square in front of the City Hall now called
Gallier Hall. Lafayette Square is a monument square with
statues of Henry Clay, Benjamin Franklin and John McDonough.
There are multiple commemorative bronze plaques on the
square. The whole park is shaded by graceful southern
oaks. During Mardi Gras Rex salutes the mayor of New Orleans
in front of Gallier Hall.
The bronze plaque designed by Bertalan Andrasfalvy is
mounted on a block of Georgia gray granite.
Hungarla and the Arpadhon Hungarian Settlement
Cultural Association were the sponsors of the unveiling,
which has taken place April 6, 2002 on Lafayette Square
with a reception in Gallier Hall.