Real-Life Legend: Rev. Jozef Murgaš


Legends... the real-life people who touch our lives forever.

“... a great Man who we call a genius because he could do so many different things so well.”


Father Murgaš Exhibit at the Good Shepherd Academy in Kingston

In connection with the Bratislava Boys' Choir concerts, the exhibit was displayed at the Good Shepherd Academy for a week in October 2014. The Boys' Choir, the Academy's students, and the Kingston Historical Society (who held their October meeting at the school) all toured the exhibit. On October 15 the exhibit was opened to the public.

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Stars of the Valley

Father Jozef Murgaš, a sometimes forgotten genius, was the focus of The Luzerne County Historical Society's annual event, Stars of the Valley. Joseph Weber spoke on Father Murgaš's life and accomplishments from 1896 until his death in 1929. Mr. Weber is the author of the book “Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Scientists: Joseph Murgaš”. A brilliant thought by Mr. Weber, if a Nobel Prize was awarded in Electricity - Father Jozef Murgaš should have received it.

Our society, also, had on display Father Murgaš Exhibit. The guests received a complimentary copy of Mr. Weber's book. The Stars of the Valley program was held February 26, 2014 at King's College; a buffet dinner followed.

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Father Murgaš Exhibit at the Susquehanna Preparatory School (The Apple Tree School)

The Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA presented their Father Jozef Murgaš exhibit to classes in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades on Thursday, February 18, 2011 at 11:30 am. Michael Stretanski, retired elementary teacher, explained the life, talents, and interests of Father Murgaš. He also explained the Society's exhibit. Mr. Stretanski was engaging and kept the students attention. The students asked interesting and insightful questions. Magdalen Benish and Bernadette Yencha assisted. The Society members were impressed with the students.