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Members of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library receive admission to our exhibits, subscriptions to our biannual journal (Slovo) and our bi-annual newsletter (MOST), enrollment in our Time Travelers Program (including benefits at 100+ museums), and access to members-only events.

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We strive to provide informative, engaging, and most importantly – FUN events to the Cedar Rapids area. Our events focus mainly on the history of the Czech and Slovak people, with hands on workshops, informative history lessons, and exhibit opening receptions.

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December 2021

From Dvořák to Martinů: Ester Pavlů in Recital

December 10 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the 180th anniversary of Antonín Dvořák’s birth and the 80th anniversary of Bohuslav Martinů’s arrival in the U.S., NCSML and the Czech Center New York are proud to present a performance by Czech mezzo-soprano Ester Pavlů, special guest Slovak baritone Vladimír Chmelo, with piano accompaniment by Ahmad Hedar. The evening’s program will include works of Czech composers Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, and Bohuslav Martinů.Cost: Free. RSVP is required to secure a seat.Sponsored by:Leoš Janáček: Moravian Folk Poetry…

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Dance Workshop with Dagmar Spain

December 18 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Dance performance on bridge

Dancer, educator, and choreographer Dagmar Spain will lead a workshop at NCSML on movement as a physical dialogue for expressing democracy. This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in communication; no prior dance training or experience is necessary. Spain considers and refers to movement as dialogue, quoting theologian Kai Alhanen as her inspiration for this approach: "The kind of learning that occurs in dialogue is a constantly developing understanding of the world’s phenomena, other people, and oneself." (Alhanen, 2019) Through…

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Sat 04

Free First Saturday for Students

December 4 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Sat 04

Old World Christmas Market 2021

December 4 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Sun 05

Old World Christmas Market 2021

December 5 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Fri 10

From Dvořák to Martinů: Ester Pavlů in Recital

December 10 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
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