Traditional Hungarian Harvest Dance
The Hungarian Harvest Dance is a tradition that has been celebrated in Hungarian Settlement for nearly 100 years. The festivities were widely celebrated to admire the culture and history of the Hungarian or Magyar people. The Hungarian Harvest dance continues every year on the first Saturday of October and is sponsored by the AHSCHA and located at the American Legion Hall on Louisiana Highway 43. Each year, this joyous celebration relives the traditions of the Hungarian ancestors, utilizing traditional costumes, authentic dances and lively folk music.
About The Museum
The Hungarian Settlement museum is now Closed due to COVID-19.
The museum will be opening on Tuesday August 4, 2020. All necessary COVID-19 precautions will be taken to prevent the spread of the virus – masks, social distancing, etc.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesdays and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Also, open by appointment for tour groups and schools. Contact 225-294-5732.
Entrance Admission Fees
Seniors and Veterans $6.00
Ages 8 to 18 $4.00
Childern 7 and under Free
It is located in the restored Hungarian Settlement school, and is dedicated to the historical preservation of the Hungarian community in Albany, Louisiana.
In the late 1800s, Hungarian settlers began to move from the harsh industrial environments of the North and East United States to a more desirable and familiar agricultural environment.
Our photo gallery features both historic and recent photos that illustrate the rich history and culture of South Louisiana’s Hungarian settlers. Also includes photos of our museum renovation.