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
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
Rev. Zivojin Jakovljevic of St. Sava Church in Parma blessed the new bust of Mileva Maric.
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
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.
Kosta Papich lived a few blocks away from Mileva Maric in Serbia and he spoke at the dedication of the new bust.
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
Alex Machaskee told how there used to be a Yugoslav Garden but now there are Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian gardens.
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