While the pastor was a strong promoter of Slovenian cultural life around 1900, shortly afterwards the local teacher founded a singing group as a counter-programme. This set the tone for the future parallel development of cultural life in the community, which was not always without friction.
In the interwar period, official chicanery, censorship and performance bans hindered the work of the Slovenian cultural society Edinost. Nazi authorities forbade all of its activities and persecuted its officials.
In 1946, the society was re-formed. With the decline in Slovenian language use in the public sphere, its cultural work regained major significance.