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Croatians in Cleveland

Please send us your photos, memories, links to Croatian resources, interesting Croatians we should profile and other Cleveland Croatian items as we grow this site into a complete reference for Croatians in Cleveland and beyond.

There are about 50,000 Ohioans who either came from Croatia or are descended from Croatian immigrants

Visit our on-line Croatian Store
Books, Music, Clothes and More

Why Croatia?
Learn more about Croatia - it's people, places and culture

Some Famous Croatian Americans
From Roger Maris to Dennis Kucinich

Some Facts about Croatia
Did you know it is older than even Italy and Germany?

The Music of Croatia
The first amateur tamburitza orchestra was formed in Croatia in 1847. When Croatians began moving to the US in the 1830s they brought this music with them with many being organized. In Cleveland today we have 2 adult and 2 junior groups.

Cleveland Junior Tamburitzens
Croatian Pride Dance Group

Thanks to Robert Jerin, a Croatian genealogist and President of the Croatian Heritage Museum in Eastlake Ohio, for this information.

Click for information about the Croatian Heritage Museum of Eastlake Ohio

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