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Aleksander Duchnovic statue in Rusyn Garden

Aleksander Duchnovic statue unveiling
Cleveland Rusyn Garden
June 24, 2012

The bust of Aleksander Duchnovic was first installed in the Rusyn Cultural Garden in Cleveland Ohio in 1939. At some point in the 1970's the bust was stolen.

In recent years, an effort spearheaded by John Krenisky, Paul Burik, Victor Ptak, Kavulla Estate, Holden Parks Trust and others led to the creation of a new bust.

In a ceremony in the Rusyn Garden on Sunday June 24, 2012 the new bust was unveiled. John Krenisky and Paul Burik unveiled the bust of Fr. Aleksander Duchnovic

Bust of Aleksander Duchnovic covered with sheet in the Rusyn Garden in Cleveland


Bust of Aleksander Duchnovic unveiled by Paul Burik and John Krenisky in the Rusyn Garden in Cleveland

Bust of Aleksander Duchnovic unveiled by
Paul Burik and John Krenisky



Bust of Aleksander Duchnovic unveiled by Paul Burik and John Krenisky in the Rusyn Garden in Cleveland


Bust of Aleksander Duchnovic unveiled by Paul Burik and John Krenisky in the Rusyn Garden in Cleveland


Bust of Aleksander Duchnovic unveiled by Paul Burik and John Krenisky in the Rusyn Garden in Cleveland



After the unveiling, the Living Traditions Folk Ensemble led the crowd in the Rusyn Anthem.




Singing the Rusyn Anthem at Cleveland Garden

Singing the Rusyn Anthem Ja Rusyn Byl
Singing the Rusyn Anthem at Cleveland Garden


Singing the Rusyn Anthem at Cleveland Garden


Bonnie Burke, President of the Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, officially dedicated the bust.

Bonnie Burke, President of the Cleveland Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society

Bonnie Burke


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Faces in the crowd and song and dance from the event


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