2012 – Riding the Waves

Riding the Waves. 150 Years of the Danubius National Rowing Society


In the spring of 2012, Kiscell Museum introduced the 150 years’ history of the Danubius National Rawing Society and the history of rowing in Budapest in connection with the 22nd Széchenyi István Memorial Competition. The history of the club was presented in three sections: the first covering the period from the foundation in 1862 of the predecessor Pest Rowing and Sailing Club to the organization of the first competitions, the second concerned with the period from the heyday around the turn of the century up to the abolition of the association in 1948, and the third following the history of the rowing club from its re-establishment in 1990 to our day. In addition to archive photos, posters, books, newsreel footages and souvenirs, different 20th century racing and touring boats were also displayed. Those interested could also try “dry rowing” with the help of ergometers. The curators of the exhibition were Anna Domonkos and Júlia Kisfaludy for the Danubius National Rawing Society, and Loránd Balla and Roland Perényi for the Museum.