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Mileva Maric bust in Serbian Cultural Garden

Mileva Maric Bust Dedication
Serbian Cultural Garden
Cleveland Ohio
June 19, 2016

The Serbian Cultural Garden in Rockefeller Park, which together with a chain of more than 30 other nationality gardens, is an international symbol of peace and cultural diversity. The Serbian Cultural Garden honors many Serbian figures such as Nikola Tesla, King Peter I, Michael Pupin, Stevan Mokranjac, Bishop Petar Njegos and Vuk Karadzic.

A new bust was dedicated on Sunday June 19, 2016 honoring Mileva Maric the Serbian physicist and mathematician who was the wife and scientific partner of Albert Einstein.

Mileva Maric in Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Mileva Maric in Serbian Cultural Garden


Alex Machaskee, president of the Serbian Cultural Garden, spoke about the new bust and introduced Rev. Jakovljevic for the blessing.

Alex Machaskee and Mileva Maric bust

Alex Machaskee and Mileva Maric bust


Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic of St. Sava Church in Parma blessed the new bust of Mileva Maric.

Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic blesses new bust of Mileva Maric in Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic blesses new bust of Mileva Maric in Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic blesses new bust of Mileva Maric in Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland



Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic of St. Sava Church in Parma said it is fitting that the new bust of Mileva Maric is just across from the bust of Nikola Tesla.

Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic blesses new bust of Mileva Maric in Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic



After the blessing, the crowd moved down to the central area of the Serbian Garden in front of the St Sava icon. Alex Machaskee told the story of Maric's accomplishments and how they were overlooked.

Alex Machaskee

Alex Machaskee



Kosta Papich lived a few blocks away from Mileva Maric in Serbia and he spoke at the dedication of the new bust.

Kosta Papich

Kosta Papich



Kosta Papich


Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of Serbia to the United States, spoke at the dedication of the new bust of Mileva Maric in the Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.

Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of Serbia to the United States

Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of Serbia to the United States



Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of Serbia to the United States


Alex Machaskee told how there used to be a Yugoslav Garden but now there are Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian gardens.



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Serbian Men's Choir Kosovo under the direction of Dr. Rick Zivic, DDS performed a Hymn to St Sava.

Serbian Men's Choir Kosovo



The Choir then sang a Liturgical song from Psalm 135.

Serbian Men's Choir Kosovo



Their last song was a Montenegro Folk Song.

Serbian Men's Choir Kosovo



Before the event ended, Alex Machaskee told one more story about the late Senator George Voinovich.

Alex Machaskee

Alex Machaskee



See Photos of attendees posing with the Maric Bust and throughout the Serbian Garden

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