Congratulations to the organizing committee of Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans (HORA) for a well-attended and enthusiastic inaugural meeting of this new ethnic association in Minnesota.
Dozens of supporters gathered on Friday, Dec. 4, at Elmer L. Andersen Library for the group's first meeting, organized by Vicki Albu and Octavian Cornea with the support of IHRC.
Vicki Albu, member of the Friends of IHRC Board and soon to be a University of Minnesota degree holder, offered a presentation titled "Early Romanian Immigration to the Twin Cities." Raluca Octav, a historian and former curator, gave a presentation on material culture heritage titled "Castles of Transylvania."
HORA's mission is "To preserve, promote and share the cultural heritage, history and values of the Romanian American community in the Twin Cities and the State of Minnesota." More information about the group can be found at its website or Facebook page.