Mila Hyunar Interview, 13 May 2005

Mila Hyunar, a representative of the Czech Cultural Garden, discusses the history, culture, and importance of the Czech community within Cleveland. As of 2005, her husband has been involved with the Czech Cultural Garden for over twenty years. Ms. Hyunar discusses Czech culture and history, generational differences within the Czech community of Cleveland, and influential members of her community. She discusses her feelings about the recent growth within the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, additions to the Czech Cultural Garden, and the role of dedication ceremonies at the Czech Cultural Garden. Other topics include the land that makes up the garden, busts within the garden, and how the garden is maintained.

Participants: Hyunar, Mila (Interviewee) / Seguin, Emily (Interviewer)
Collection: Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Cleveland Cultural Gardens

The interviews in this series originated Dr. Mark Tebeau’s Local History Seminar in 2002 and again in 2005. In a partnership between Dr. Mark Tebeau and the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, students in Tebeau’s fall 2002 seminar conducted interviews about the Cultural Gardens to support “sound portraits” that were produced in collaboration with WCPN as part of its Accents radio program. Additional submissions were conducted in 2005, 2009, and 20012 with select excerpts being added to the…