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Real-Life Legend

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.”

Rev. Jozef Murgaš "Radio's Forgotten Genius" Memorial Room

Rev. Jozef Murgaš Room Dedication
Updates: Father Jozef Murgaš Memorial Room

100th Anniversary of

First Transmission of Sound over Land

2005 Exhibit's Slide Show

Commemorative Ceremony

of his 80th Death Anniversary

Father's Life Slide Show

Father Murgaš Exhibit

at King's College 2005

Father Murgaš meets

President Theodore Roosevelt

Father Murgaš Wireless

Rev. Jozef Murgaš; Radio's

Forgotten Genius DVD and Video

Reverend Joseph Murgaš, Radio’s

 Forgotten Genius, Education Project

 Plaque Dedicated to the Memory of

Father Jozef Murgaš in Slovakia’s

Capital City of Bratislava

The Tale of the Upside Down Tree

 Reverend Jozef Murgaš Exhibit at NJ Heritage Festival

International Teleconference:

 Remembered in Tajov, Slovakia

Father Murgaš Exhibit Page

listing of various dates & place Father Murgaš's Exhibit was displayed

 Dr. Thomas M. Check's presentation on Reverend Jozef Murgaš
Father Jozef Murgaš Scholarship

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Father Murgaš Presentation to the Carpatho-Rusyn Heritage Society

Thomas Check presented a program of Father Murgaš to the Carpatho-Rusyn Heritage Society of Wayne NJ.  His hour-long presentation included the DVD “Radio’s Forgotten Genius” and a Power Point review of Father’s life, preparation, education and training in philosophy, art and science in Europe during the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Tom explained the transition of his life from Europe to the United States of America and his important scientific discoveries that spring from his genius totaling 17 U.S. patents. His scientific discovery made possible Wireless Telegraphy, the transmission of the human voice over land a reality.

A presentation was also given at University of Pittsburgh.

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Eastern Europeans Exhibit at the Schuylkill River Festival

The 4th annual Schuylkill River Festival was held on October 9, 2010 in Pottstown. The Festival showcased various heritages including Eastern European exhibits; St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Holy Trinity Church, and Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA. The Eastern European exhibits featured pottery, crafts, dishes, linens, history, and food. The homemade nut roll and bread were delicious. We displayed our "Reverend Joseph Murgaš: Radio's Forgotten Genius" exhibit.

The weather was sunny and extremely windy; often the exhibits were affected by the wind. The wind didn't prevent a sizeable turnout of visitors. We were pleased that people showed an interest in Father Murgaš. Descendents of Slovak immigrants were able to learn a bit about their ancestors homeland. A map of Slovakia was displayed at the Holy Trinity's booth. Click here to see photos of the Eastern European exhibits.

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Father Murgaš Exhibit at Wyoming Seminary Lower School

The students at WSLS (grades pre-k to 8) were able to visit the exhibit about Father Josef Murgaš, which was displayed in their library from March 17 to 24, 2010. The students and the faculty found the exhibit very interesting; they learned about Father Murgaš many accomplishments.

A paper guide, with various facts, allowed everyone to read a description of the exhibit.

To learn more about Father Murgaš click - Real-Life Legend: Rev. Jozef Murgaš