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Samobor Crystal exhibit at Croatian Museum

Samobor Crystal
and other Treasures from Old Samobor
Croatian Heritage Museum and Library

The medieval city of Samobor to the west of Zagreb in Croatia is known for its crystal making.

Map of Croatia showing Samobor near Zagreb

The Croatian Heritage Museum and Library just opened its newest exhibit titled Samobor Crystal and other Treasures from Old Samobor. The crystal displayed is from various collectors loaned to the museum for this exhibit.

Samobor Crystal exhibit in Croatian Museum in Cleveland Ohio


The exhibit will run from March 24th to October 31, 2013. The hours of operation are Wednesdays from 6-9PM and Fridays from 2-6PM. The museum is located in the American Croatian Lodge Complex, 34900 Lakeshore Blvd, Eastlake , Ohio.

For further information or to arrange group tours, please call Branka Malinar at 440-316-7211.

In this video clip, Branka Malinar and Sue Jerin tell about the city of Samobor.



Branka Malinar and Neda Rosandic-Saric

Branka Malinar and Neda Rosandic Saric


Former Croatian Ambassador to Argentina Neda Rosandic Saric showed a few special pieces from her collection of Samobor Crystal. The crystal vase was given to her by Franjo Tudman, the first president of Croatia.

Gift from First president of Croatia



Samobor Crystal


The Battle of Samobor took place on March 1, 1441 and was fought between the forces of Ulrich II of Celje and Stjepan Banic around Samobor, Croatia.

Sue Jerin

Sue Jerin


Branka Malinar and Sue Jerin continued their preview of the Croatian Heritage Museum and Library exhibit of Samobor Crystal and other Treasures from Old Samobor with some photos of a reenactment of the Battle for Samobor.



On Tepec hill, only 10 minutes walk from the city centre, there are still-visible remains of the Samobor Castle fortress built in 13th century.

Enjoy these other images from the exhibit opening.

Samobor Crystal


Croatian museum Samobor Crystal exhibit in Cleveland Ohio


Kathy Kuhar with map

Kathy Kuhar


Croatian museum Samobor Crystal exhibit in Cleveland Ohio


Robert Jerin

Robert Jerin


Mila Mandic

Mila Mandic


Croatian museum Samobor Crystal exhibit in Cleveland Ohio


Making Samobor Crystal

Making Samobor Crystal


A look out the window to Croatia

A look out the window to Croatia


Julia Thornhill, Mary Ann Little and Chris Dolina toasting the new exhibit

Julia Thornhill, Mary Ann Little and Chris Dolina toasting the new exhibit. Živjeli!


These photos and video images do not do the exhibit justice. It is well worth your time to visit the Museum to see the exhibit in person.


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