On June 19, 2016 H.E. Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of Serbia, participated in the bust dedication ceremony honoring Mileva Maric at the Serbian Cultural Garden in Cleveland, Ohio. While Mileva Maric, the wife of Albert Einstein, a brilliant mind and physicist and mathematician herself is the first woman honored in this park, the Serbian Garden already features the busts of Bishop Petar Petrovic Njegos, Mihajlo Pupin, King Petar I, Nikola Tesla, Stevan Mokranjac and Vuk Karadzic.
In the spring in 2006, the initiative to create a Serbian Cultural Garden and raise funds to came from the Serbian Honorary Consul Mr. Alex Machaskee. The Garden was dedicated on October 5, 2008, in a grand ceremony which was attended by the Serbian Government officials and representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the late Senator George Voinovich, Mayor Jackson and members of the Serbian Diaspora.